To do your part in this partnership, you should first:

  • Read our material relating to your particular proposal
  • See if your plans are acceptable to the local government's land use plans and zoning bylaws
  • If necessary, modify your proposal so that it better fits with the community and provincial objectives
  • Find out what costs you might expect to incur and an indication of the approval time
  • Decide whether to proceed or not

For construction, in order that a proper assessment can be made it is essential to start with a description, map or scaleable plan . This gives both you and the Ministry an opportunity to appreciate what the finished project will look like.

Depending on the complexity of your development, the design of certain features such as road improvements and access points may need special attention.

This guide is a living document; it is subject to change without notice. Please check the Rural Subdivisions Website ( to make sure you version is sufficiently current.