County of Peterborough Land Division Page 6
Sketch or Survey Instructions and Example
Details are required under the Planning Act and by the Land Division Committee and
its circulating agencies. Failure to complete the sketch with enough information
could result in your application being deemed “incomplete” or an amended
application and fee.
You may use the “sketch” you received with your preliminary review to start.
Show the boundaries and dimensions of the subject land, i.e. the Severed lot, the Retained
lot and the parcel being added to if this is an addition to a lot (i.e. frontage, depth, area).
Show all lands and features drawn to the best of your ability - the measurements must be
reasonably accurate and proportionally sized in the context of the lot and other features.
The location & setbacks of all natural and artificial features on the subject land and on the
land that is adjacent to the subject land that, in the opinion of the applicant may affect the
application (existing buildings, proposed building locations, septic areas, wells, railways,
roads, existing entrances, watercourses, drainage ditches, river or stream banks, slopes,
wetlands and wooded areas.)
Show a proposed septic area on the undeveloped lot(s) (either severed and/or
retained) that is at least 3000 sq. ft. (eg. 50 ft. x 60 ft.) and that complies with all
regulatory and zoning setbacks from watercourses, restricted areas, proposed
buildings, wells and lot lines. To check these setbacks call the Township,
Peterborough Public Health and Conservation Authority for appropriate minimum
setbacks. – see attached sample
The boundaries and dimensions of any land abutting the subject land that is owned by the
owner of the subject land (i.e. frontage, depth, area).
The distance between the subject land and the nearest township lot line or landmark
(bridge or railway crossing, etc.)
The location of all land previously severed from the parcel originally acquired by the
The names of the owners (only when known to the applicant) of the adjacent lands and
existing uses on the adjacent land (must be included), such as residential, recreational,
agricultural and commercial uses (must be included). Also, show the distance between
the severed lot and any barns which as per dimensions outlined in Question 13 of the
application (“MDS Data Sheets” are available at the County Office or on the County
website – www.ptbocounty.ca)
The location, width and name of any roads within or abutting the subject land, indicating
whether it is an unopened road allowance, a public traveled road, a private road or a right-
If access to the subject land is by water only, the location of the parking and boat docking
facilities to be used.
The location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land.
The severed lot coloured with red stripes and the retained lot coloured with green stripes
on each of the required copies of this sketch. If access to this lot is to be by a deeded
right-of-way, colour this in yellow with red stripes if severing, green if retaining.
If the purpose of this application is for an “addition” to an existing lot, draw an arrow, in red,
from the severed land to the property to which it is to be added.
Show the direction “North” on the sketch.