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.

Click here to download the draft Guidelines.

A few questions to consider while reviewing:

  1. Are the topics covered in this document relevant? Are we missing anything?
  2. Is the document clear and easy to follow?
  3. Are the images and figures helpful? Are there areas where an additional figure/diagram would be helpful?

Feel free to provide any additional comments for our consideration. Please send your comments to guidelines@hrca.on.ca 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

In addition, CH staff use the following CH and provincial technical guidelines:

Conservation Halton Guidelines

Provincial Guidelines

Other Guidelines