Major new projects often involve land reconfiguration or the creation of new easements, rights-of-way, or land severances. To complete this task, property reference plans are routinely incorporated to illustrate the proposed new modifications to the parcel of land that will be subject to review by the local municipality.
These plans are deposited in the local Land Registry Office and are graphical representations of descriptions of land, as well as representations of divisions of land under the Planning Act. Reference plans show the surveyed boundary and dimensions as well as any physical or documentary evidence that could affect the title to the property. This may include the location of fences, hedges, retaining walls, overhead wires, etc. in relation to the boundaries and any easements or rights-of-way that are evident or that are registered on title.