The Planning Department is responsible for the development and implementation of planning policies and regulations adopted by Council which are intended to promote appropriate development for Augusta Township.
Subdividing land in Augusta Township is most frequently done by consent to sever. Consultation with the Planning Department on a proposed severance is encouraged as it must comply with the Official Plan, Zoning By-Law, Provincial policies and other applicable requirements. It is however, the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville who have final consent granting authority.
The Official Plan provides an overview of Council’s vision of the Township over the next several years. It is a statement of development policies which must be reflected in all planning related decisions. The Plan must be reviewed from time to time, a process which requires public input.
Below are links to the Plan and its associated schedules.
Comprehensive Zoning By-Law
The Zoning By-Law is a more detailed land use regulatory document. It identifies the Township’s different land use zones and the specific provisions that apply to the use of land in every zone. Council can consider amendments to the Zoning By-Law in accordance with requirements of the Ontario Planning Act and in conformity with the Official Plan.
Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 2965-2012 was adopted by Council on October 22, 2012 and is in full force and effect.
Zoning Compliance letters can be requested through the Township Planning Department for a fee of $100.
Site Plan Control
Site plan control is used commonly for commercial, industrial, institutional and large multi unit residential properties. Through the site plan process the Township can ensure compliance with all the Township and/or agency requirements for proposed development are met and maintained (i.e. parking, setbacks, landscaping, lighting etc.).
- Site Plan Application
- Plans of Subdivision Condominium – United Counties of Leeds & Grenville is the approval authority for all plans of subdivisions, however the Planning Advisory Committee and Township Council is consulted.
To provide relief to property owners from a Zoning By-Law requirement they may be unable to comply with, an option may be to apply for a minor variance. For example: if they wish to build a new garage but it would not meet the minimum setback requirement for development in that zone.
- The Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Document Formulae and Guidelines for Livestock Facility and Anaerobic Digester Odour Setbacks