All lands within the Township are subject to the regulations provided in the Township Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law regulates the use of land throughout the Township and for example, more specifically, states:
- How land may be used;
- Where buildings and structures can be located on a lot;
- The types of buildings and structures that are permitted and how they may be used;
- How and when the Minimum Distance Separation Calculation (separation of livestock barns and houses and other non-agricultural uses) will be implemented; and
- The number of parking and loading spaces, in addition to other amenities.
The purpose of the Zoning By-law is to implement the policies of the Official Plan. The regulations found in the Zoning By-law are more specific than those found in the Official Plan. The Zoning By-law provides a legally enforceable way of implementing the Official Plan and managing land use and future development.
On June 26, 2017, the Council of the Township of West Lincoln passed a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2017-70. This has replaced Zoning By-law 79-14. Copies of the new Comprehensive Zoning By-law can now be purchased or viewed at the Township Office, or reviewed online.