A Pre-consultation meeting is required prior to the submission of any planning application, except for some Committee of Adjustment applications.

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What is a Pre-consultation meeting?

These confidential meetings are hosted by the Planning Department with staff from various departments (and agencies, as applicable) who will provide valuable feedback on your proposal and outline what will be required as part of a complete application.

After the meeting, you will receive a summary of the meeting notes, which will summarize the feedback from each department.  The document will include a list of what is required as part of the complete development application submission.

What is needed with your pre-consultation request?

  1. Please complete the Pre-Consultation Meeting Request Form
  2. Site sketch of the proposal – details of what to include in the site sketch are outlined in the Pre-consultation request form
  3. Fee of $500 once a Planner has reviewed your Request for completeness

When all of the required information is received, you will be contacted to confirm the date and time of the meeting. Once confirmed, the meeting invitation will be sent with a Microsoft Teams meeting link (there is also a call-in function if joining online is not possible).

Where do I send the request?

Please email the Planning Department at [email protected]. You can also call us at 519-426-5870 or 226-NORFOLK, ext. 1842, or visit us 12 Gilbertson Drive in Simcoe.

If you are mailing your payment, please ensure it is addressed to the attention of the Planning Department and is clearly labelled with the applicable address and names for the proposal. Missing information can lead to delays in scheduling your pre-consultation meeting.

The list of what is required for a pre-consultation is summarized in the Pre-Consultation Meeting Request Form. Please ensure all requested information is included in your submission in order that staff can be prepared to give detailed feedback.

Once all of the required information is received, you will be scheduled for the next available date.  At present, all meetings take place online using Microsoft Teams. There is also a call-in function if joining online is not possible.