Development Planning & Permits


Forms & Applications
Property Information Request Form
NPCA application checklist
Development Application Form
Building Permit - NEC Application
Policies & Procedures
Land Use Planning & Review Policy
Development, Interference & Alteration Regulation (Conservation Ontario)
Stormwater Management
NPCA Stormwater Manual - Guidelines
NPCA Stormwater Manual - Appendices
Shoreline Management
Lake Erie Shoreline Management Plan
Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan
Planning & Regulation Fees
Planning & Regulation Fee Schedule 
Support Material
Planning to Build
Pre-Consultation on Permit Applications
Watershed Explorer (Watershed Maps)
Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines
Regulation #3 - Hearing Procedures
Lyons Creek East Administrative Control Protocol
Lyons Creek East Administrative Controls Protocol Guidance Document
Lyons Creek East Evaluation of Administrative Controls 

Are you Planning to Build?

If you are planning to build, please read the Planning to Build Fact Sheet, which will help you through the process. You can also review Ontario Regulation 155/06: Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses. For an overview, download the Development, Interference & Alteration Regulation brochure published by Conservation Ontario. 

Are you Making an Inquiry About a Property?

To make an inquiry about a property under the Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses, you can fill out and submit the Property Information Request Form.       

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is responsible for the review of planning applications (eg. subdivisions, severances, zoning by-law amendments, minor variances) affected by natural environmental hazards and/or natural heritage features, and provide advice to municipalities or applicants on environmental impacts (regarding valleys, floodplains, wetlands, stormwater management, erosion, etc.).




Lake Niapenco Closure

August 14, 2017 (BINBROOK, ON) - On August 14, 2017, a blue-green algae bloom was detected in the Binbrook Reservoir (Lake Niapenco) by the City of Hamilton Public Health Department. The Niaga

Policy Reivew: Commenting Period Extended

Having heard from many of our partners and stakeholders in the community during the final stage of our Policy Review, the NPCA Board of Directors has approved extending the commenting period for th