Timeline

Processing times for Development Permit Applications vary depending on the type of development. The Development Officer must make a decision on a Development Permit within 40 days of receipt of the completed application, although typically approval is granted much sooner.

A single family dwelling can usually be dealt with in 10 working days. Smaller projects, such as additions and renovations, require less time. The application is deemed to be refused if no decision is made within 40 days. Click here to find out more about application appeals.
  

Validity of a Development Permit


When an application for a Development Permit has been approved by the Development Authority, the Development Permit shall not be valid unless and until

  • Any conditions of approval, except those of a continuing nature, have been fulfilled; and
  • The time for filing a notice of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board as specified in article 7.1.3 of this Bylaw and the Act has passed.

If an appeal is made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board against the Development Permit, the Development Permit will not come into effect until the Board approves or upholds the issuance of the Development Permit, with or without conditions.

When an application for a Development Permit has been approved by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, it shall not be valid until any conditions of approval, except those of a continuing nature, have been fulfilled.

Applicants have 12 months to commence construction following the approval of a development permit. The permit remains valid for the duration of the project so long as the applicant duly proceeds with construction.