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Subdivision Application Requirements

Planning Act Requirements:

Section 51 (17) The applicant shall provide the approval authority with the prescribed information and material and as many copies as may be required by the approval authority of a draft plan of the proposed subdivision drawn to scale and showing:

  • the boundaries of the land proposed to be subdivided, certified by an Ontario land surveyor;
  • the locations, widths and names of the proposed highways within the proposed subdivision and of existing highways on which the proposed subdivision abuts;
  • on a small key plan, on a scale of not less than one centimetre to 100 metres, all of the land adjacent to the proposed subdivision that is owned by the applicant or in which the applicant has an interest, every subdivision adjacent to the proposed subdivision and the relationship of the boundaries of the land to be subdivided to the boundaries of the township lot or other original grant of which the land forms the whole or part;
  • the purpose for which the proposed lots are to be used;
  • the existing uses of all adjoining lands;
  • the approximate dimensions and layout of the proposed lots;
  • natural and artificial features such as buildings or other structures or installations, railways, highways, watercourses, drainage ditches, wetlands and wooded areas within or adjacent to the land proposed to be subdivided;
  • the availability and nature of domestic water supplies;
  • the nature and porosity of the soil;
  • existing contours or elevations as may be required to determine the grade of the highways and the drainage of the land proposed to be subdivided;
  • the municipal services available or to be available to the land proposed to be subdivided; and
  • the nature and extent of any restrictions affecting the land proposed to be subdivided, including restrictive covenants or easements.

Planning Act Processing Criteria for Plan of Subdivision Applications

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