Land use rights are controlled by municipalities through Municipal Zoning Scheme By-laws, which set out specific rules on how you may use and develop your property. Rezoning is the process of changing the existing development rights of a property.

Changing from residential use to business use is a prime example of rezoning. This is a complicated and time-consuming process. A well-motivated application with a large amount of supporting documentation must be submitted to the relevant local authority for consideration. The motivation must consider all relevant policies and spatial plans applicable to the area. The process will require public participation and obtaining comments from relevant authorities, depending on the scale and nature of the project. The process can take anywhere from six months to several years to be either approved or denied. Because of the complexity of the matter, it is advisable to make use of the services of a town planner to navigate the process.

Appointing Planning Space means that your application will be handled by a specialist who understands all the aspects of the procedure, streamlining the process, saving on costs and your time.

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