Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Development Permits

Conformity With Plans, Permits and Certificates of Zoning Compliance

Development permits or certificates of zoning compliance issued on the basis of plans and applications approved by the Development Officer, authorize only the development set forth in such approved plans and applications. Development at variance with that authorized shall be deemed a violation of this By-law.

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Development Exempt From Approvals

The following activities or uses shall be exempt from a development plan review, although they may be reviewed under a separate administrative procedure where noted in this section or in other sections of this chapter. Public projects. The construction of any public street or other public way, grounds, building, structures or public utility, whether publicly […]

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Development Permit Approval Procedures

When an application for a Development Permit is approved a conditional use of land or buildings or as authorized under subsection 3) f), an official of the municipality shall immediately post a notice of the decision conspicuously on the property for which the application has been made; or a notice in writing shall be immediately […]

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Development Permit Required

Where a Zoning By-law is in effect, no development shall be undertaken or use commenced unless a development permit or use permit, as the case may be, where such a permit is required, has been obtained. A development permit or use permit shall not be valid unless it conforms with the Zoning By-law and the […]

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Discretion Residing With Development Officer

The Development Officer may: issue a development permit for those applications which constitute permitted uses in a zone and comply with the minimum standards for that zone; refer to the Committee for recommendation all applications which constitute conditionally permitted uses or uses in his judgment to be similar in character and purpose; issue a development […]

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Permitted Development For Which No Development Permit Is Necessary

A Development Permit is not required for: The carrying out of works of maintenance or repair to any building, if such works do not include structural alterations or major works or renovation; The use of any building or land attached to or used in conjunction with a dwelling for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment […]

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Procedure For An Application For a Development Permit

An application for a development permit shall be made in duplicate to the Development Officer in writing in Form A hereto, and shall be accompanied by: a site plan in duplicate showing the legal description and the front, rear and side yards, if any, and any provision for off-street loading and vehicle parking; floor plans […]

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Time Limit on Valid Development Permit

If any development authorized by a development permit is not commenced within 12 months from the date of its issue, the permit ceases to be valid unless an extension has been granted by the Development Officer.

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