Municipal Planning Program
Subdivision proposals, zoning changes and other development proposals, as well as municipal planning documents, severances and minor variances are approved by municipalities under the Planning Act.
Lower Trent Conservation provides information and expertise to help municipalities and developers meet provincial policy requirements while ensuring the protection of habitat and other environmental features within the watershed. Lower Trent Conservation also ensures that planning documents consider matters pertaining to water such as flooding and erosion hazards.
In 2008, our Board of Directors approved a Planning Policy, which gives clarity to the Authority’s position as it relates to interpretation of federal, provincial and municipal policy on matters related to planning. This approved document enables staff to provide consistency to recommendations on applications it receives.
Click here for our Municipal Planning Policy document.