Planning and Development

Council uses Municipal Planning Services Ltd. to provide planning and development services within the Municipality of Highlands East.

Changes due to COVID-19

The province will end the temporary suspension of Planning Act timelines on June 22, 2020. The Municipality will be implementing methods and protocols to allow us to resume the planning process and provide the public with an opportunity to make representations on planning matters while keeping staff, council and members of the public safe. We will be publishing more information as we develop it.

  • Planning application submission and commissioning will be available on Fridays only, by appointment, at the Wilberforce Municipal Office.
  • Please book an appointment at the Municipal Office in Wilberforce by contacting Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or email tmillar@highlandseast.ca

Land Use Planning

The first point of contact for all planning inquiries is the Building department or Clerk.

Pre-consultation

Where required or necessary, pre-consultation comments will be facilitated by staff in consultation with the Municipality's planning consultant. Pre-consultation proposals requiring a site visit or research are subject to a pre-consultation fee.

Process

Completed applications are received by the Administration and Finance Department. Municipal Planning Services Ltd. reviews and administers applications for planning approvals in accordance with the Municipality's Official Plan, Zoning By-law and a variety of other policies and legislation including:

Committee of Adjustment

The administration and planning related functions with respect to the Committee of Adjustment for Minor Variances are received in the Administration and Finance Department and processed through the Committee of Adjustment Secretary, Tracy Millar.

Fees

 Planning Fees

 
Planning Fees
ServiceFee
Zoning Pre-consult $450
Zoning By-law, Application to Amend $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Compliance Letter $100
Shoreline Road Allowance Purchase $1350 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Official Plan Pre-consult $450
Official Plan, Application to Amend

$2,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional non-refundable fee payable to the County of Haliburton.

Site Plan Agreement $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Site Plan Agreement, Application to Amend $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Plan of Subdivision

$2,500 (Includes $1000 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional non-refundable fee payable to the County of Haliburton.

Minor Variance Application

 $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional $200 non-refundable fee if building is already constructed.

Minor Variance, Application to Amend $175
Minor Variance, Application to Re-hear an Application $550
Temporary Use By-law Application $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Temporary Use By-law for Granny Flats and Garden Suites $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Consent Administration Fee $350
Consent Pre-consult $450 Non-refundable administration fee to be filed with the pre-consult form.
Holding Provision, Removal $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Deeming By-law Administration Fee $650 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Zoning By-Law and Official Plan Sales Costs only.
Legal agreements prepared and administered by municipal staff. (Such as encroachment or construction agreements.)

$1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus any legal fees incurred on the behalf of the applicant. (Costs only.)

Micro Ground Mount Solar Clearance $350 Non-refundable administration fee.
Small Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Resubmission of Small Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance Application (If changes to the application with the inclusion require a report to council.) $600
Large Industrial Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance $2,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Resubmission of Large Industrial Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance Application (If changes to the application with the inclusion require a report to council.) $1000

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