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Draft Plan of Subdivision

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Section 51 of the Planning Act sets out the requirements for preparing a Draft Plan of Subdivision, including the format and information which must be provided. The Town has the authority to approve draft Plans of Subdivision and to permit them to be registered. Applications for approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision are evaluated against specific criteria which includes, amongst others, the following: 
  • conformity with the Town and Regional Official Plans;
  • conformity with Provincial Policy Statements and other Provincial Plans;
  • compatibility with adjacent land uses and compliance with zoning regulations;
  • suitability of the land for the proposed use; and,
  • adequacy of access and municipal services.
After considering an application for approval, the Town may either “draft approve” or refuse to approve the application. If the Town approves the application, it does so subject to “draft approval conditions”.  Final approval occurs after the applicant has satisfied all of the draft approval conditions imposed by the Town.

If you are considering the submission of an application to facilitate draft Plan of Subdivision approval, please click on the links below to access the Town’s Consolidated Development Application Form and Guide and a flowchart detailing the draft Plan of Subdivision approval process: 
For detailed information regarding the Subdivision approval process, please visit the Planning & Regulatory Services Department located in the Town’s main Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor, or contact the Planning Division at (905) 771-8910, or via e-mail at planning@richmondhill.ca.



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