Urban Development

TQM would like to review all development plans within 200m of our right-of-way and within 750m of our compressor stations and power plants before any work starts. This review includes but is not limited to these.

TQM requests of the municipality that a 7m setback for all permanent structures and excavations (e.g. roads, asphalt parking lots) from the limit of the pipeline right-of-way be established in the zoning by-law. Accessory (or secondary) structures and lots with side-yards abutting the right-of- way must have a minimum setback of 3m from the limit of the right-of-way.

Accessory structures include but are not limited to:

  • In-ground swimming pools;
  • Sheds; and
  • Greenhouses without foundations, decks and patios.

TQM encourages innovative urban design concepts and will review all proposals to assess their conformity with the National Energy Board's Onshore Pipeline Safety Specifications.

We recommend that the right-of-way not form any part of the building lots. This recommendation should be observed in all subdivided areas; however, some situations or projects may require alternative designs.

Subdivision designs should achieve the integration of a pipeline right-of-way with adjacent development in a compatible and visually pleasing manner. This may be achieved by incorporating these design principles into subdivision designs.

TQM believes that the most compatible land use for a pipeline right-of-way is passive open space parkland. This allows for the right-of-way to remain separate from the built environment while serving as an asset to the community. It is a win-win situation as developers are typically required by municipalities to dedicate land for parkland. The right-of-way lands can be a portion of these dedicated lands and used as parkland within the subdivision.

When planning landscaping along the TQM right-of-way through urban areas, we request these guidelines be used.

TQM encourages all developers and planners to engage us in their planning process as early on as possible. It is in everyone's interest that consultation occurs before the proposed development plans are submitted to the appropriate jurisdiction for approval. We encourage developers to consult with us before purchasing or optioning a property for development. Knowing the requirements upfront can save everyone both time and money.

Please click here for a picture of a pipeline right-of-way with an Urban Development.

Contact: Brenda Tapp at AECOM Tecsult 514-287-8500 ext. 8219
brenda.tapp@aecom.com

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