Regulated Areas Mapping Tool
If your property is within a regulated area and you want to build on it, then you will need a permit issued under Section 28 the Conservation Authorities Act. You will also most likely need a building permit from the City of Greater Sudbury.
Conservation Sudbury has developed a web-based mapping tool to assist property owners in determining whether or not a project is proposed within or near a regulated area. This tool may be used to approximate the location of a potential development site. In accordance with provincial criteria and Ontario Regulation 156/06, the regulation mapping displays hazards in the Vermilion, Wanapitei and Whitefish watersheds that fall within the jurisdiction of Conservation Sudbury. The regulated areas are only visible when the scale of the mapping tool is within the range of 0 – 200 metres to 0 – 600 metres inclusive.
The information is based on the most up-to-date information available at the time the mapping was prepared. The regulation limits are governed by Ontario Regulation 156/06, thereby resolving any discrepancies in the mapping that may occur. Periodic maintenance of the mapping ensures its consistency and usefulness. The regulation limit shape file may be updated from time to time as new data may be acquired.
Please note that in the case of discrepancies between the mapping and the actual features on your property, the text of Ontario Regulation 156/06 prevails, and furthermore the jurisdiction of Conservation Sudbury may extend beyond the areas shown on maps. Before undertaking any of the activities referred to in the Regulation in or near the areas shown on maps, please seek professional advice and/or contact the Conservation Sudbury to determine the actual boundaries of the restricted areas.
Furthermore, please note that a property and/or proposal may be subject to other regulations under various other statutes, such as municipal bylaws.