Efficient, Timely Land Development Approvals

Obtaining the required planning and environmental approvals to build a new land development in Ontario can be a complicated, expensive and time-consuming exercise. Our firm's approach is results-oriented: avoiding false starts and redundant effort, seeking the straightest, surest line to the necessary approval, and focusing on targets and deadlines.

Our lawyers have a cumulative experience of over 60 years of specialized practice in Ontario's planning and land development approval system. Over that time, we have established productive working relationships with municipalities and a strong reputation as counsel before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and other regulatory authorities.

We understand the realities of the approval process - and can cut through to the key requirements to get approvals in place and the project moving. We resolve issues with municipalities and other government agencies cooperatively if possible, but have an excellent track record before OMB when adjudication is required.

Broad Experience, Varied Projects

Our firm handles the full range of environmental and land use planning approvals, including:

  • Official plans and zoning bylaws
  • Site plans and subdivision agreements
  • Development charges
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Environmental approvals
  • Expropriations

Project experience includes planning approvals for residential and commercial developments, infrastructure and energy projects, and rural residential uses including cottages, camp grounds, trailers and mobile home parks.

Because of our focus and expertise in this area, our firm is always up to speed on current case law, regulatory requirements and best planning practices in an ever-changing practice area.

Contact Garrod Pickfield LLP

Our clients include developers throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Southwestern Ontario. Call our Guelph office at 519-837-0500 or fill in our online form.