Planning

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority provides planning and technical advice to assist the municipalities in our watershed in fulfilling their land use planning responsibilities associated with natural hazard management, natural heritage and water resources (as outlined in the Provincial Policy Statement).

Considering the natural environment is an important part of land use planning.  When staff review individual applications for development made under the Planning Act, we look to ensure that natural hazards, natural heritage features and water features will not be negatively affected by the proposed development. At the same time, we work to ensure that a completed development project will not itself be negatively impacted by natural hazards, including flooding.

Our staff provide written comments to municipalities on applications made under the Planning Act. These applications include:

  • official plans and zoning by-law amendments
  • plans of subdivision and condominium
  • site plan control applications
  • severances
  • minor variances

The CVCA requires a fee for this service in order to recover our costs. Be aware that a delay in paying this fee can delay finalizing your application.  The Fee Schedule for our Plan Review program can be found here.