Holding provisions may be applied through a By-law amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act in conjunction with any use designation, in an effort to stagger development in an orderly fashion or to hold the development process while specific aspects of development, including servicing requirements, community services, roads, studies, reports, and other forms of infrastructure are implemented to the satisfaction of the City of Sarnia.

Once the requirements of the holding provision have been met, and development is ready to take place, applicants are able to apply for the removal of holding provision through an amending By-law. Applicants are required to ensure that all necessary conditions have been met to remove the ‘H’ holding symbol prior to submitting an application. It is strongly recommended to speak with a member of Planning Services prior to submitting an application.

For assistance or additional information, please contact Planning Services by email at planning@sarnia.ca.

To fill out an application, please click this link for the Lifting of ‘H’ Holding Provision, or by downloading the application form provided below.

Application to Remove ‘H’ Holding Provision

To submit a completed application, along with the applicable fees, please visit our Planning Applications Submission page.