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Planning & Permits

Conservation Authorities hold important roles in the land use planning and development process, as required by the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and the associated Ontario Regulation 178/06.

Long Point Region Conservation Authority has the responsibility of regulating activities in floodplains and hazardous areas so as to:

    • Prevent the  loss of life and property due to natural hazards such as flooding and erosion, and
    • Protect the features and functions of dynamic beaches, watercourses and wetlands.

LPRCA fulfills these responsibilities through the application of regulations affecting areas in and near rivers, streams, floodplains, wetlands, slopes and the shoreline of Lake Erie. LPRCA is authorized under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act to implement and enforce the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 178/06).

LPRCA also works with municipalities to review development applications under the Planning Act to ensure consistency with section 3.1 of the Provincial Policy Statement regarding Natural Hazards.