Minor variance approved for Lutchin property

by Marie Williams-Gagnon, Transcript & Free Press


A decision was made allowing the development of a Wardsville property to establish a welding and fabricating business during Southwest Middlesex council’s July 29 meeting.


With discussion continuing from an earlier meeting, planner Ted Halwa presented a list of appropriate conditions with respect to the application to establish such a business in an existing industrial/commercial building at 22051 Hagerty Rd. Council also considered the remarks of Paul Svendsen who expressed concern about consideration of the application in an area which is an intended residential zone in the municipality’s Official Plan. 


After a lengthy discussion, the application was granted on the conditions

  • that the building and lands be restricted to a welding/fabricating shop; that the walls be insulated and/or lined in a manner to provide adequate soundproofing to minimize noise related impacts; 
  • that no assembly or other work be conducted outside of the building with the exception of limited fabrication or repairs;
  • that all outside equipment and machinery be confined within the limits of a storage compound;
  • that on site landscaping include the planting of trees and shrubs to enhance its appearance;
  • that the number of people employed on site be limited to six;
  • that the hours of operation be restricted to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays excluding statutory holidays;
  • that all items associated with the former tire shop, hog farm and wrecking yard on the property be removed and the lands restored to the municipality’s satisfaction;
  • that permission expire on December 31, 2014 with an extension to be considered at that time;
  • that no further application for renewal or extensions be made by the prospective purchasers of the lands and
  • that permission be granted only to the prospective purchasers and not be transferrable.

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