Anyone wishing to meet with Planning staff need to make an appointment beforehand. Appointments can be made by the Planning Assistant - Michelle Hannah at extension 2224. This will give staff time to prepare for the meeting and have an adequate response ready. It also helps to streamline the process for moving any development approvals forward.

By-law 2019-54 requires that development proponents pre-consult with staff in the Development Services Department on planning applications related to Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plan Subdivision/Condominium, Final Subdivision/Condominium Approval and Agreement, Site Plan Control, Consent and Minor Variances and for Validation of Title. Pre-consultation meetings must be booked in advance with Development Services staff at 613-376-3027 extension 2224. 

You can also check out the following informational brochures to learn more about the application process.

Planning Fees By-law 2019-74

Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Township. Based on policies outlined in the Official Plan, the department helps determine how our community is shaped, where homes and businesses are built, where parks and schools are located, and where and how other essential services may be required.

Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us . It maintains property values and helps us to have the kind of community we desire.

The Planning Department assists the public regarding land development in the municipality. The Planning Department liaises with residents, developers and builders and guides them through the land development process in matters related to land use planning. Individuals wishing to develop or change the use of land in the Township must obtain approvals from the Township.

Land use policies and development requirements are set out in the Township's Official Plan and the Township's Zoning Bylaw. See the Ministry website for other land use planning resources.

The Planning Department is responsible for reviewing and providing a recommendation to Council regarding development applications such as minor variances, consent applications, rezoning, official plan amendments and the closing of road allowances.

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