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Approval of Subdivisions is the responsibility of the County of Bruce. Developers work with the County and Town to create a subdivision that conforms to our Official Plan. Once a subdivision is approved by the County, developers need to enter into a Subdivision Agreement with the Town to outline requirements such as installation of infrastructure, monetary contributions, parkland, and other Town requirements.

How does a person apply for Subdivision Agreement?

Applications for Subdivision Approval are available in the Development Services Department. The basic process for entering into a Subdivision Agreement is as follows:

Step 1 - Pre-consultation

Applicant consults with Staff of the Town before drawings and plans are submitted.

Step 2 - Submission of application

Applicant submits a completed Application for Subdivision Approval. Supporting documentation and a fee are required.

Step 3 - Consideration by Town

Town discusses the application and suggests any changes to the plans and drawings.

Step 4 - Preparation of detailed drawings

Applicant obtains Town comments, as well as direction on the preparation of detailed approval drawings and an explanation of any other supporting documentation required. Applicant returns detailed approval drawings and any other supporting documentation required.

Step 5 - Subdivision Agreement

Subdivision Agreement is drafted by the Development Services Department when the applicant provides acceptable detailed drawings. If detailed plans are not acceptable, Step 5 is repeated until plans are acceptable to all departments.

Step 7 - Execution of Agreement

Town Staff finalizes the Subdivision Agreement and forwards to the owner for execution. Owner returns the executed Subdivision Agreement and any required fixed payments or securities to the Town. The Agreement is placed on the Council Agenda for consideration and approval.

If you want to develop in Saugeen Shores please contact us. We can discuss your needs and determine if you need Site Plan Control before you develop.