Renewable Energy Projects
Solar Power – Non-Rooftop Solar Projects
The development of ground mounted solar PV projects is a land use which has evolved quickly in Ontario. We specialize in Rural Planning, and Agricultural Land Evaluations. We have the qualifications and experience to assist developers and owners in preparing the required land use components of the IESO application.
Bob Clark, Professional Agrologist and Pedologist leads a team who complete a Land Evaluation Studies where required under Section 3.8 of the Draft FIT 5 Rules. We have been providing this service since the Feed in Tarriff program began in Ontario.
Canada Land Inventory (CLI) Mapping
Specialty Crop Mapping
Where required CCS will prepare a Specialty Crop Map in accordance with Section 2.3 of the (Draft FIT 5) Rules.
Municipal Official Plan Mapping
Where required CCS will prepare a map based on an excerpt from a municipality’s Official Plan in accordance with Section 3.8 in the (Draft FIT 5) rules.
Zoning Certificate for New Rooftop Solar Project
With CCS’ experience as Land Use Planners we will prepare a zoning certificate as appropriate where required under section 3.8 of the (Draft FIT 5) rules.
Municipal Council Resolutions
CCS has extensive experience presenting applications and projects to Municipalities. We will work with you in representing or assisting you to present to Municipal Staff Committees and Councils.
Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Wind Farms) represent a new form of land use with unique siting requirements and limited experience to draw on in Rural Ontario. In our role as Municipal Planning Advisors we have undertaken extensive research into Wind Farms and the challenge they pose for land use planning.
We have provided land use planning advice to the municipal council of the Township of Frontenac Islands on the evaluation of wind energy proposals and the review of the impact on the community. This evaluation included the preparation of Official Plan policy, zoning regulation and site plan review. We were part of the team that negotiated a hosting agreement. The Zoning By-law Amendment was appealed, reviewed and approved (with amendments) by the Ontario Municipal Board. We have prepared a site plan approval process to ensure that commitments made to the Municipality are achieved. The Environmental Review Report (ERR) was also reviewed as part of our responsibility to the Municipality.