Once all the information (zoning, health requirements, access, layout
and other) on your application has been received and reviewed you will
be notified of the decision on your preliminary subdivision application.
If the Approving Officer considers that your application will conform
to all the legislation, regulations, bylaws and policies concerning
subdivision, and would not otherwise unreasonably affect the public
interest, you will be issued a Preliminary Layout Approval (PLA). If
not, you will be issued a PLNA, with the reasons why your subdivision
proposal is not approvable.
Some examples of the PLA conditions are:
- Layout changes
- Road or park dedication
- Servicing requirements such as access, water, sewer, drainage, etc.
- Referral agency comments such as local government, health authorities,
Agricultural Land Commission, etc.
- Obtaining specialistsí reports on traffic impacts, geophysical hazards,
environmental assessments, etc.
- Local government bylaw requirements
Although Preliminary Layout Approval gives you a measure of assurance
that the subdivision will receive final approval, it is not a guarantee
of final approval.†