INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING & REGULATIONS
Permission (a permit) from Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) is required to develop in an area regulated by GSCA. If you are planning on building, changing the existing grade, adding or removing material near any of the following features you may need a permit:
- Rivers - Streams - Lakes - Lake Huron/Georgian Bay shoreline - Wetlands - Flood Prone Areas - Slopes -
Environmental Planning is a preventative and consultative process that promotes healthy ecosystems and watersheds, prevents loss of life and minimizes the risk of damage to property from flooding and erosion hazards. The Authority’s jurisdiction covers portions of Grey and Bruce Counties including 219.6 kilometres (136.5 miles) of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron shoreline and a large portion of the Niagara Escarpment (A World Biosphere Reserve).
Our Environmental Planning Program operates within the framework of the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alteration to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation ( also known as Ontario Regulation 151/06 ) and the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27.
Go HERE to report violations.
Planning & Regulations
Downloads / Links
- Planning and Permit Fees
- Property & Regulation Inquiry Letters
- Shoreline Permit FAQ
- Nearshore Permit Process
- Great Lakes System, Flood Levels, & Water Related Hazards
- Regulations Permit Application
- Regulations Permit Guide
- Grey Sauble Policies Document
- Grey Sauble Interactive Regulation Map Viewer
- Ontario Regulation 151/06
- Ontario Regulation 58/13
- Procedures for Planning & Permitting Review