PLANNING BOARD - COCHRANE AND SUBURBAN
- MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING
171 Fourth Avenue, Box 490
- (705) 272-4361
- (705) 272-6068
- PLANNING ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.13, PART II, S. 9
Planning boards provide advice and assistance under the Planning Act on matters referred by municipal councils and by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (in the case of a board appointed for a planning area that consists wholly or partially of territory without a municipal organization). The boards prepare official plans for these areas and, at the request of member council(s), for municipalities.
In addition to the general functions described above, the minister has delegated authority to the board to grant consents to sever land. It has also been delegated subdivision, condominium, validation, foreclosures and powers of sale authority.
The board has seven members. One member is appointed by the minister to represent the unincorporated area.
The provincial appointee serves for a term specified by the minister (typically a 4-year term to coincide with municipal elections) and until a successor is appointed
- The board meets on the third Tuesday of every month, as required.
Appointees do not receive remuneration.
Appointments & Vacancies