Cataraqui Conservation planning services regulation complement other program areas by:
- Directing development to areas that are not hazardous (e.g. flooding and erosion)
- Maintaining natural features and ecological functions
- Protecting water quality and quantity
More specifically, this includes applications for:
- Severances and Minor Variances
- Official Plans and Zoning By-law Amendments
- Plans of Subdivisions and Condominium
- Site Plan Control applications
Cataraqui Conservation staff are tasked with reviewing all pertinent technical reports and plans that relate to proposed development work adjacent to natural hazards, waterbodies, and natural heritage features (e.g. Provincially Significant Wetlands, Significant Woodlands, ANSIs, etc.).
Cataraqui Conservation’s review of planning applications is based on an integrated watershed management approach and is informed by policy documents such as the Provincial Policy Statement and implementing guidelines, municipal Official Plans and Zoning By-laws, Cataraqui Conservation Environmental Planning Policies and Guidelines for Implementing Ontario Regulation 148/06. We strive to protect property from danger and damage posed by natural hazards as well as conserving the area’s natural resources.
Before formally applying to the pertinent municipality, it is recommended that you consult with a Cataraqui Conservation planner in order to make the process as smooth as possible.