Road Widening Dedication Procedure Guide
Changes to the Planning Act were recently made by the Province through Bill 13 and Bill 109. Phase 1 - Interim Draft Terms of References/Guidelines were approved by the Planning Committee on November 29, 2022. The interim draft guidelines will provide clarity for development applications as to City requirements and will be subject to additional public and stakeholder consultation with Phase 2 terms of references in Q2 2023 before finalization.
The applicant should immediately provide copies of this procedural guide to their lawyer in order to ensure that the road widening dedication is completed by the applicant by the time limit/deadline date. Where a new plan of survey is required, the applicant should therefore allow at least three months lead time for their land surveyor to prepare and submit their draft Reference Plan for approval.
Where a road widening to the City is not completed by the required time limit, the applicant will have to submit a new application and will incur an additional application fee.
Correspondence regarding the Reference Plan approval shall be addressed to the City of Hamilton 's Geomatics Section by the applicant's lawyer or by its surveyor. They are required to refer to the City's "Application Number" in all their correspondence.
This procedural guide outlines the steps to carry out the road widening plan approval with the Geomatics Section. All draft e-reg transfers will be approved by the City’s Legal Services Department, who will sign for completeness and release for the City Transferee in all land transfers to the City.