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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PICKERING <br /> <br /> BY-LAW NO. 7008/09 <br /> <br /> Being a By-law to amend the Fill and Top Soil <br /> Disturbance By-law <br /> <br /> WHEREAS the Council of The Corporation of the City of Pickering passed By-law <br /> 6060/02 to prohibit or regulate the placing or dumping of fill, the removal of top-soil and <br /> the alteration of the grading of land; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing approved Amendment 15 to <br /> the Pickering Official Plan to implement the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan; <br /> and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS an amendment to By-law 6060/02 is required to add additional provisions <br /> respecting Landform Conservation Category 1 and Category 2 within the Oak Ridges <br /> Moraine Area of the City; <br /> <br /> NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PICKERING <br /> HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> 1. By-law 6060/02 is amended by adding the following section: <br /> <br /> 5.1 Notwithstanding the exemptions described in section 2 of this by-law, no <br /> person or corporation shall remove or cause the removal of any topsoil, <br /> place or dump fill, or grade or perform any other land disturbance or land <br /> fill activity on or from any of the lands identified as Landform Category 1 <br /> and Landform Category 2 on Schedule D except in accordance with a <br /> permit issued under this by-law. <br /> 2. Section 10 of By-law 6060/02 is deleted and the following sections substituted: <br /> <br /> 10.1 Where the land is within Landform Category 1 or Landform Category 2 on <br /> Schedule D, the Director shall not issue a permit unless all of the following <br /> additional requirements have been complied with: <br /> <br /> a) All significant landform features such as steep slopes, kames, <br /> kettles, ravines and ridges must be maintained in their natural <br /> undisturbed form. <br /> <br /> b) The portion of the net developable area (as defined in the Oak <br /> Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan) of the site being disturbed <br /> cannot exceed 25 per cent of the total area of the site, and the net <br /> developable area of the site that has impervious surfaces cannot <br /> exceed 15 per cent of the total area of the site for areas shown as <br /> Category 1 Areas. <br />