Policies and Guidelines
If you are a Landscape Architect, Ecologist and/or other interested professional tasked with preparing landscaping and rehabilitation plans for clients, we’d like to hear from you.
Conservation Halton is updating our Landscaping and Tree Preservation Plan Guideline. The purpose of the Landscaping and Tree Preservation Plan Guideline is to: 1) identify CH’s requirements for a Landscaping and Rehabilitation plan submission; and 2) to outline CH’s key expectations for Landscaping and Rehabilitation design for works proposed in as part of a CH permit application.
These Guidelines provide clear expectations regarding the approaches and standards that are accepted by CH and are used by staff to assess the technical merits of a permit application within a regulated area. Applicants proposing works within these areas should follow these Guidelines. By doing so, we anticipate quicker and more consistent reviews, fewer resubmissions, and faster approvals.
A few questions to consider while reviewing:
Feel free to provide any additional comments for our consideration. Please send your comments to email@example.com with Guidelines for Landscaping and Rehabilitation Plans in the subject line by July 17, 2020.
In reviewing and commenting on planning and permit applications, Conservation Halton (CH) staff follow the Board-approved policies.
Conservation Halton Policies
- Policies and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Land Use Planning, August 11, 2011 (amended), November 26, 2015 (amended), February 25, 2016 (amended)
- Spills Policy Update - approved April 23, 2020 by CHBD
- Large Fill Policies & Guidelines, December 2016
- Approved Shoreline Policies, December 2015
- Living on the Lake brochure, 2013
In addition, CH staff use the following CH and provincial technical guidelines:
Conservation Halton Guidelines
- Landscaping and Tree Preservation Guidelines, April 2010 - updated 2017
- Conservation Halton Seed Mixes May 2018
- Conservation Halton Native Species List, August 2018
- CH Road Ecology Best Management Practices - Quick Reference Guide, September 2018
- CH Guidelines for Ecological Studies, August 2017
- CH Monitoring Protocols, February 2017
- Requirements for completion of hydrogeological studies to facilitate Conservation Halton’s reviews, November 2014
- An Agricultural Guide to Conservation Authority Regulations, January 2016
- Excess Soil Management – A Guide for Best Management Practices, Ministry of the Environment, February 2014
- Erosion and Sediment Control Guideline for Urban Construction, December 2006
- Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Guide, prepared by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for The Greater Golden Horseshore Area Conservation Authorities, 2008
- Best Practices Guide to Natural Heritage Systems Planning, Ontario Nature, 2014
- Preserving and Restoring Healthy Soil: Best Practices for Urban Construction, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 2012
- Evaluation, Classification and Management of Headwater Drainage Feature Guidelines, Approved July 2013 (Finalized January 2014) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation