The municipal planning process is governed by a hierarchy of legislation, regulations, planning policies, guidelines, standards and in some cases common law. This hierarchy includes the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), the Township of Perry Official Plan and Zoning By-law among other legislative requirements.
Thinking of Developing your Property?
If you are thinking of severing a lot, changing a use (such as adding a commercial use), or changing a building on your property which does not conform to the zoning by-law, you will need to speak with the Clerk-Administrator.
Development review includes pre-consultation of potential planning applications. Those considering a planning application are encouraged to consult early with the Clerk-Administrator. Pre-consultation can save you time and money in the long run. Staff are able to assist you with your application to ensure you are well aware of the process, required information and timing before you pay any required fees.
Examples of applications processed:
- Zoning By-law Amendments
- Official Plan amendments
- Consents (severance of land, lot line adjustment, etc.)
- Site Plan Approval
- Draft Plans of Subdivision
Who to Contact:
For general Planning Information, severances, development proposals and planning applications – Contact the Clerk-Administrator
Looking for Specific Planning Documents and Policies?
- Schedule A – Whole Township Zoning Map
- Schedule A1 – Novar Zoning Map
- Schedule A2 – Emsdale Zoning Map
Planning Fees – Updated May 16, 2018