Getting Your Development Approved – Step Two

The Waiting Game A few weeks ago we discussed pre-consultation, the first step of the development approval process. Step Two of the approval process is application submission, circulation and review. At this point, you have submitted your development application to...

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Politics as Usual: Surviving the Political Side of Planning

A recently common trend throughout Canada has been poor voter turnout for municipal elections. It seems obvious on the surface – municipal politics doesn’t receive anything close to the coverage dedicated to national or provincial politics (alleged crack-smoking...

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The Price of Development

Before you decide to develop your piece of land, there are many costs you need to know about. Whether you wish to sever a portion of your land to create a new lot or develop a 300 lot plan of subdivision, the cost to develop can be overwhelming. The costs will depend...

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Obtaining A License For A Pit Or Quarry In Ontario

Obtaining a License for a Pit or Quarry in Ontario: What to Expect There are a number of areas in Ontario that are rich in aggregate deposits and bedrock formations. If you happen to own property within an area that has been identified as having aggregate potential...

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Getting Your Development Approved – Step One

Getting Your Development Approved – Step One: Pre-consultation How important is Pre-consultation? Prior to filing an application under the Planning Act, most municipalities now require applicants to attend a pre-consultation meeting. The purpose of a pre-consultation...

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