“It’s a great house and we love the view of the farmland, but will there be a subdivision next door?”
When people buy a home in a rural area of Prince Edward County, they’re often looking for a peaceful setting with privacy and a rural ambiance. Therefore it’s perfectly understandable to be worried about whether it will all be spoiled when a sub-urban style subdivision is built across the street.
Lay your fears to rest. The County’s Official Plan looks to preserve the rural, unspoiled nature of the County as a top priority, and looks to focus intensive development in the built-up areas.
At a more practical level, the Official Plan severely limits lot severances: a maximum of two parcels can be severed from any property and these new lots cannot be subdivided further.
The County is growing but it’s not on its way to suburbia.