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Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have an inquiry about a specific planning and development project, please contact us.

Contact

Melanie Ducharme
Municipal Clerk / Planner
705-753-6926
mducharme@westnipissing.ca

Natasha Liard Bigras
Planning and Building Clerk
705-753-6949
nliard@westnipissing.ca

Consent (Severances)

Begin your consent process by consulting with Planning Services to determine:

  • the need for a consent and the type of consent involved (i.e., creation of a new lot, easement, lease, addition to a lot, right-of-way, mortgage, etc.);
  • if a minor variance application or a rezoning application is required to amend a Zoning By-law;
  • if there are any servicing requirements or limitations, or land dedications involved;
  • if the proposal is beyond the scope of the consent process and is, for example, a subdivision situation.

After consulting with Planning Services, the application process takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks from beginning to certification.

Step 1
Complete the Application for Consent Process Form.


Step 2
Submit the application form to Planning Services along with all required plans and specifications as outlined in the form.


Step 3
The application form will be circulated by the Committee of Adjustment at least 14 days prior to their next committee meeting. The Committee will circulate the application to every person assessed to be within 60 metres of the subject property, and to prescribed agencies and Municipal Departments. Any other person or public body wanting to be notified of the Committee’s decision on the application must make a written request.


Step 4
A decision will be made on the application by the Committee of Adjustment.


Step 5
Within 15 days of the Committee’s decision, a copy of the decision will be mailed to the applicant, to anyone who submitted a written request, and to all prescribed agencies and Municipal Departments.


Step 6
An appeal may be made within 20 days of the Committee’s decision. If no appeal is made within this period, the decision is final and binding.


Step 7
Proceed to fulfill the conditions of consent. Prepare and submit the appropriate documents (e.g., a deed or mortgage) to the Committee of Adjustment for certification.


Good to know

  • There are different fees for each type of consent application
  • Other related applications may be processed concurrently during this process
  • Applicants may be required to submit a separate justification report to address any of the questions within the application.
  • When a consent is granted with conditions, the conditions must be fulfilled within one year of the “giving of notice of a decision” or the consent is deemed to be “refused.” Where a conditional consent has to be certified as to the fulfillment of the conditions, the consent “lapses” after two years from the date of the certificate.
Subdivisions

After consulting with Planning Services, complete the Application for Subdivision Form and include the following with your application:

  • Three (3) hard copy prints of the draft plan signed by the owner and surveyor
  • Three (3) copies of the Application for Subdivision Form signed by the owner
  • Three (3) copies of the background information report on the proposal (Please note that all plans must be in metric units)
  • One (1) legible paper print or mylar of draft plan reduced to letter (8.5” x 11”) or legal (8.5” x 14”) size
  • Municipal application fee of $1000.00 plus $50.00 per lot/block
  • Supporting studies and information that may be required (e.g. a preliminary storm water management report, noise or traffic report, etc.)

Review your application with Planning Services before submitting to avoid possible errors or omissions.

Condominium

After consulting with Planning Services, complete the Application for Condominium Form and include the following with your application:

  • Five (5) copies of the Draft Plan of Condominium
  • Two (2) copies of the Survey Plan

Good to know

  • Several additional studies and plans may be required at the time of submission or prior to final approval, as outlined in Section 2 (page 3-4) of the application form. Consulting with Planning Services will ensure you include the necessary documents with your application submission to avoid processing delays.
  • All information and materials required in support of your application will be made available to the public, as indicated by Section 1.0.1 of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P.13.

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