Development Application

OFFICIAL PLAN

CONSULTATION FOR PLANNING ACT APPLICATIONS

A Pre-consultation is required to facilitate the efficient review and processing of an application for an official plan amendment, an application for a plan of subdivision or condominium approval, or a consent approval. Applicants must apply for a pre-consultation prior to filing an application. The purpose of this mandatory meeting is to provide an opportunity for United Counties’ staff to meet with applicants, their agents and consultants to identify and discuss the major challenges and constraints associated with proposed projects and to clarify the information and documentation that the applicant may be required to submit with the application. There is no additional charge for this service.

PLEASE NOTE

The pre-application consultation does not constitute preapproval for projects. It does allow the United Counties to identify major planning and servicing issues pertaining to conceptual developments. Public participation remains an essential part of the process, once an application has been made to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

OBTAIN AN AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN

Any individual or organization may submit an application for an Official Plan Amendment and is responsible for paying the fees for processing the application. It is mandatory to consult with planning staff prior to submitting an application.

To process an amendment to the Official Plan several steps are prescribed by the Planning Act. The planning staff will be able to explain these steps. The process takes up to 120 days.

ONGOING AMENDMENTS
No open files at the moment.
OBTAIN APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO A LOCAL OFFICIAL PLAN
The United Counties are the approving authority for applications to amend a Local Official Plan. Although the amendment is administered at the local level, final approval is required from the approving authority which are the United Counties. Once the amendment has been adopted by the local municipality, the applicant must complete a Local Official Plan Amendment Approval Request form and pay the fee for processing the request. The planning staff can explain these steps to you.

CREATION OF LOTS

SEVERANCES

Any landowner can apply for authorization to divide up a piece of land. This request is required to create a new lot, enlarge an existing lot, establish a right of easements or passage or make a title correction. The proposed use of the land must comply with both Official Plans and applicable zoning by-laws. A minimum of 90 days is anticipated to complete the decision process for an application to sever the land.

FOR INFORMATION

Louise Goulet Dodd
Telephone: 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307
Email: [email protected]
PLAN OF SUBDIVISION, PLAN OF CONDOMINIUM and PART LOT CONTROL

PLAN OF SUBDIVISION

A landowner or agent who wishes to create several lots in an urban, community or rural area must submit an application for approval of a plan of subdivision. It is mandatory to consult the staff of the planning department beforehand.

PLAN OF CONDOMINIUM

To develop a set of housing units on the same lot or convert an existing building, you must apply for approval of a condominium plan. It is mandatory to consult the staff of the planning department beforehand.

FEES

Charges apply. It is therefore strongly recommended that you consult the planning department of your municipality and that of the United Counties before taking any steps. There should be a minimum of 120 days for the full processing of a complete application. Consult the list of applicable fees associated with development applications according to the extract from the United Counties’ Fees and Charges By-law (By-law 2019-30).

PART LOT CONTROL

A landowner who wishes to server lots in a plan of subdivision, such as a semi-detached or townhouse must submit a Part Lot Control Application. They allow properties to be split into several distinct entities for the purpose of transferring property rights.

ONGOING FILES

Files SUB-007-2021

The Corporation of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell has received an application for a proposal for a Plan of Subdivision in the Town of Hawkesbury.