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Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, recently passed identifying many future changes that may have an impact on the NVCA permitting role, as well as our work in planning and development reviews.

While Bill 23 has been passed and received Royal Assent, it is important to understand, that until the enabling regulations are implemented, those legislative changes do not affect our current delivery of these services. Our work here at the NVCA continues 'business as usual.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Policies & Guidelines

Our policies are under constant review to ensure they are up to date with provincial legislation and policies as well as contemporary environmental management approaches.

Policies & Regulations

Conservation Authorities Act

Policies and Procedures for Conservation Authority Plan Review and Permitting Activities​ (CALC Report)​

NVCA Planning and Regulation Guidelines

NVCA Fee Policy and Fee Schedule (November 2022​​)

Watershed & Subwatershed Plans​

Issue-Specific Guidelines & Documents

Procedural Guideline for the Placement of Large Quantities of Fill

Ponds Policy

Development Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines Ontario Reg 172 06

​Procedures for the Implementation of Ontario Regulation 172/06

NVCA Emergency Shoreline or Watercourse Alteration Permit Protocol​

Achieving Net Gains through Ecological Offsetting​

For technical guidance documents on engineering related issues like stormwater management, natural hazards management, etc., please see Engineering and Technical Guidelines.


Agreements & MOUs

Consent Minor Variance Agreement

MNRF​ MMAH Conservation Authority Planning MOU

NVCA Adjala Tosorontio Planning Services MOU

Barrie & ​NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Bradford West Gwillimbury & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Caledon & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Clearview & NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Collingwood & NVCA Municipal Partnership & ​Service Agreement

Essa & NVCA Municipal Partnership & Service Agreement

Innisfil & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Mono & ​NVCA Planning Service Agreement

Mulmur & NVCA Low Risk Screening Protocol

New Tecumseth & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

New Tecumseth & NVCA Large Fill Project Protocol

Oro Medonte & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Peel & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Shelburne & NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Simcoe & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Springwater NVCA Planning Services Protocol

Wasaga Beach & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement


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