A plan of subdivision or condominium is an application process that creates multiple lots or blocks from an existing property. A registered plan will outline how the lots or blocks can be developed.
Before submitting an application, you must meet with us to discuss the proposal, the application process, required fees, and the studies needed to support the application for Plan of Subdivision or Condominium.
Once you have met with us you can complete an application and submit it together with the studies requested at the meeting, copies of the plan, a signed peer review agreement and the application fee.
|How long does the subdivision/condominium process take?|
|The Planning Act gives us 180 days to process and make a decision on applications for plans of subdivision and condominium. However, we often find that this is not enough time, especially where the plan is on private services (well and septic) and peer review is involved. Other factors that can affect the length of time in process include the complexity of the proposal, the number of public agencies involved, the number of studies that need to be peer reviewed, and timing of Council meetings.|
|What is the cost of a plan of subdivision/condominium?|
|The cost of these development applications can vary. In addition to the application fee, other costs may include supporting studies, peer review agreement and deposit, public agency review, surveying, legal agreements, related applications for Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-Law Amendment, and other supporting materials.|
|What is a peer review?|
In some cases, the Planning department does not have the expertise on staff to review supporting studies. For example, the County does not employ a hydrogeologist to review hydrogeological studies. In these situations, the Planning department uses an external expert to review the study to ensure it meets any applicable regulations, and that appropriate testing or modelling is completed. The job of our peer reviewer is to look out for the interests of the public and the County.
The applicant pays for peer review costs through our Peer Review and Planning Reimbursement Agreement.