A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land. This is commonly known as a consent. Applications for consent or consent and minor variance are received and processed by the County of Oxford's Land Division Committee, who are comprised of seven lay members and who meet once a month in the Council Chambers of the Oxford County Administration Building. All meetings are open to the public and if you wish to attend a meeting, please reference the currentagenda for the start time of the meeting. The Township of South-West Oxford may submit comments on consent applications, however, the administration of these files is completed by members of Oxford County's Community and Strategic Planning Office. The Consent process is administered by the Secretary-Treasurer of the land division committee who coordinates the application and facilitates the processing of approvals through various agencies and individuals. To help you understand the consent process and the role of each stakeholder in the process, the Township has created a flow chart, available here.
For more information on Consents, please click here.