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Application Submission:

All applications, forms, drawings and related documents including payment via cheque shall be submitted the Town of The Blue Mountains, 32 Mill Street, PO Box 310, Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0, Attn: Planning Services.

Payment Options: 

All Application fees are due at the time of submission and are required as part of a complete application.  Planning Application fees are outlined in By-law 2019-15 (Schedule A & Schedule B) 

  • Cash, Cheque or Debit at the Town Hall 
  • Mail or Courier a cheque to 32 Mill Street, PO Box 310, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, Attn: Planning Services 
  • We do not accept Credit Cards or E-transfers 

Submission Requirements 

To complete a submission please click on the application below for further details and to obtain a copy of the submission application package. 

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Planning Services Department. 

At a very early stage of a proposal, Planning Staff are also available for an “Information Meeting”. This is a less formal meeting, usually one-on-one with a Town Planner on your development concept or idea. This meeting does not take the place of the required pre-consultation meeting for some applications. The Planner can provide high level feedback on the general concept or idea. Detailed comments, including complete application requirements, will NOT be provided.

Please make a request for an Information Meeting by completing the Information Meeting Form.  

 If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Planning Services Department. 

The Town requires “pre-consultation” through a formal meeting with proponents and Planning Staff on all applications for:

  • Official Plan Amendment
  • Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Site Plan Control
  • Draft Plan of Subdivision and Condominium

The purpose of the pre-consultation meeting is to identify all required information to be submitted to the Town as part of a complete application file. Proponents should have a detailed understanding of their project and be able to provide a project overview, site plan and any completed studies in support of the application.  Pre-consultation does not imply support of Town Staff or The Blue Mountains of any application.

To arrange a formal Pre-consultation, please complete the Pre-Consultation Application Form

 If you have any questions or require assistance please contact the Planning Services Department. 

What is a Minor Variance? 

The Town’s Zoning By-law regulates the use of land within the Municipality by establishing zones which permit specific types of land uses. The Zoning By-law also applies rules to each zone outlining provisions regarding building setbacks and lot coverage. A “minor variance” allows for minor relief from the prescribed requirements of the land use zone, subject to review and approval by the Committee of Adjustment.

Application Package:

To download a copy of the application package please click here: TBM Minor Variance Application Package for a fillable form. If you require this document in an accessible or alternative format please contact the Planning Services Department. 

What is a Consent to Sever?

A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land.  Consent to sever is required if you wish to convey or create any interest or entitlement in land for a period that exceeds 21 years. The Town of The Blue Mountains Official Plan provides policies and requirements to guide the severance of land, including new lot creation, lot additions, and lot boundary adjustments, within the Municipality.  These policies help to ensure that any division of land will not have a negative impact on the community.

Application Package: 

To download a copy of the application package please click here: TBM Consent to Sever Application Package for a fillable form. If you require this document in an accessible or alternative format please contact the Planning Services Department. 

What is a Zoning By-Law Amendment? 

The Town’s Zoning By-law implements the community development goals and objectives outlined in the Municipal Official Plan. The Zoning By-law also provides a legal way of managing land use and future development in order to prevent conflicting and potentially dangerous land uses from being located in inappropriate areas within the community. The Zoning By-law outlines how land may be used, where buildings may be located, the types of buildings permitted on a property, as well as lot sizes, dimensions, parking requirements, building heights, and applicable setbacks from the street.

If a property owner wishes to use or develop land in a manner that is not permitted by the By-law then a zoning amendment is required prior to establishing the proposed use.

Application Package:

To download a copy of the application package please click here: TBM Zoning By-law Amendment Application Package  for a fillable form. If you require this document in an accessible or alternative format please contact the Planning Services Department. 

For all other applications or if you require additional information please contact the Planning Services Department. 


Contacts

Planning Services
519-599-3131 x263

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