Consent Applications

Land Severance is often known by the term “consent.” This term is used in provincial planning legislation to describe the approval required to subdivide land.

Examples of cases where consent would be required include (but are not limited to):

  • The division or severance of a single lot or parcel of land into two or more parcels or lots.
  • Adding to a lot, making it larger than its current size.
  • Getting a right-of-way over an adjacent property for access.

Consent Official

City Council has appointed a Consent Official who is responsible for approving consent applications for:

  • the creation of a new lot,
  • lot boundary adjustments between adjacent properties,
  • the creation of an easement/right-of-way,
  • granting a long-term lease for 21 years or more.

Public Comment

Consents are not decided through a public meeting, but the general public can provide submissions to the Consent Official prior to the decision, as follows:

Submit comments in writing to Sarah Pinkerton, Consent Official, Box 5000, Station A, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, prior to the scheduled decision date or by email to Comments must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the Friday before the scheduled date of decision.

Consent Agendas

The Consent Agendas can be found below. 


January 29, 2024

Agenda Minutes


February 20, 2024

Agenda Minutes


April 8, 2024

Agenda Minutes