One of the most frequent means of subdividing land is by consent to sever or severance. Anyone interested in obtaining a severance should pre-consult with planning staff as any severance must align with Provincial planning policies, the Official Plan, the Zoning By-Law and other applicable law. Typically, a pre-consultation takes two weeks to a month to complete and may indicate whether a severance would be approved by the approval body.
The approval body for severances within North Grenville is the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Land Division Committee. The contact person at the County Land Division Committee is:
Krista Weidenaar, Secretary-Treasurer Consent Granting Authority
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
100-25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, ON K6V 4N6
Telephone: (613) 342-3840 x 2414 / 1-800-770-2170
Please be advised that obtaining a severance is a relatively long and somewhat costly process. There are many conditions which can be required of applicants who sever, including but not limited to surveying costs, cash-in-lieu of parkland and zoning amendment fees. Accordingly, if a severance is conditionally granted, applicants have up to a year from the last day of appeal to satisfy the conditions.
Variances and Severances