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Ontario Regulation 826/90 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act (NEPDA) describes lands within the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area which are designated as an Area of Development Control. Lands located within the Area of Development Control could require a Development Permit from the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) for certain types of development.
Read the regulation: Ontario Regulation 826/90
UPDATE – 01/07/2021
Regulation 826 has been amended to include new digital maps showing the Area of Development Control.
Development within the Area of Development Control may require a permit from the Niagara Escarpment Commission. After checking the maps, if your property is in Development Control, please consult our staff regarding your application. If your property is not in the Area of Development Control, please contact your local municipality for planning approvals.
UPDATE – 09/09/2021
Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act has been amended to now include within the Area of Development Control the Pleasant View Survey lands located in the City of Hamilton.
This area is comprised of approximately 400 hectares bound by Highway 6 to the east, Patterson Road to the north, York Road and Valley Road to the west, and the Canadian National Rail Line to the south.
All new development in the Pleasant View Survey area will now require a Development Permit from the Niagara Escarpment Commission unless exempt.
Use our interactive map to determine if your property is located within the Area of Development Control.
Download the Pleasant View Survey map
Ontario Regulation 828/90, under the NEPDA, lists the classes of development that are exempt from the requirement of obtaining a Development Permit from the NEC. Examples may include the maintenance, repair, replacement or decommission of a private sewage disposal system or roof mounted solar panels.
Read the regulation: Ontario Regulation 828/90
To determine if your plans would be exempt from requiring a Development Permit from the NEC, view our interactive map or contact an NEC Planner.