Information for Green Energy Proponents
Possible Project Requirements
To help ensure a timely response, the following minimum information may be requested/required in support of an application made under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act for a renewable energy project. Please consult with your local CA staff member to review the requirements in advance of commencing any studies on the property.
- Completed Application Form (with reference number)
- Application Fee
- Legal Survey of the property
- Location Map showing nearest intersections
- Letter of Authorization from owner to applicant
- Statement of Agreement from any persons sharing right of ways, easements, etc.
- Letter/Report describing the proposal, including:
- How the site is intended to be used or altered
- Relationship to adjacent development, natural system, and natural hazards
- Proposed alterations to the site
- Four sets of plans/drawings illustrating existing site conditions and proposed development and site alteration, including:
- Property boundaries
- Existing and proposed grades
- Existing and proposed structures or alterations to structures (including location and use of buildings, vehicular entrances, fences and walls, parking lots, exterior site uses and facilities)
- Natural hazards
- Natural features including watercourses, wetlands, shorelines, dynamic beaches and valleys (as related to flooding and erosion)
- Buffers from hazards and features, which should be based on the policies of the local Conservation Authority
- All plans also to be provided in digital format
- Reduced-sized plans, if possible
- Drawings/plans must be stamped, signed and dated by a qualified Professional Engineer
- Note: All plans must be metric and folded to 8.5" x 11"
Under each of the Conservation Authority regulations the following hazards/features and any associated allowances/adjacent lands (i.e. setbacks or buffers to natural hazards/heritage features) must be identified (as applicable) through the permit process. Permission for the development in a regulated area will be issued with or without conditions when a Conservation Authority is satisfied that the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or pollution is not affected. Pre-consultation with the local Conservation Authority will help to determine which constraints (if any) apply.
- Erosion Hazard
- Flood Hazard
- One Zone
- Two Zone Policy Areas
- Special Policy Area
- Wetland and/or Area of Interference
- Dynamic beach hazard
- Hazardous Lands (unstable soils)