Zoning, Planning & Lot Development
Municipalities play a large role in the planning for the responsible use of land, both within their boundaries and regionally. Planning and development involves the appropriate use and management of land resources, provision of services and infrastructure, orderly development of new growth, management of risks, and proper decision-making models for land-related issues.
In Canada, land use planning is governed by provincial legislation (such as Ontario’s Planning Act). Municipal councils adopt land use plans and enact zoning by-laws to regulate land use planning and development within their jurisdiction. Applications for planning and development approvals are made to municipalities. The specific planning approvals required will depend on the nature of the proposed development.
Please see the links below for the planning and development topics available to you. If you require further information, please contact us.