Holding Provision
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Holding Provision

Holding provisions may be applied to an amending by-law to delay development until local municipal services, such as roads and sewers, are in place. In these instances, a Holding ('H') symbol will precede the zoning category in the by-law.

Holding provisions may also be applied in order to achieve orderly staging of development, to ensure adequate infrastructure and community services and facilities are or will be available, to adopt measures to mitigate negative impacts, to satisfy policies of the Official Plan, to achieve the exchange of facilities, services or other matters set out in the Official Plan and to ensure the execution of legal agreements, approval of subdivision plans and/or approval of necessary studies. When development is ready to occur, the holding symbol 'H' can be removed by an amending by-law.  For more information, please see the Holding Provisions brochure.

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:

Planning & Building Services Department Planning Division
Suite 210, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca