How to Develop a Property

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Official Plan or Zoning By-law Amendment

1. Have a preliminary meeting with planning staff to discuss your proposal. Please contact planning to set up a meeting.

2. Apply for a preconsultation meeting. Application form.

3. Submit your application. Application form.

4. Staff will review to ensure the application is complete. Either a complete application or not complete application letter will be provided.

5. The application is circulated to internal staff and external agencies for review and comment.

6. A public meeting will be scheduled and held in Council chambers.

7. Staff will bring forward a recommendation report for Council’s considering.

8. Council will make a decision to support the application, not support the application or defer the decision to a future meeting.

9. The notice of decision will be prepared and emailed to the applicant and to all those who requested to be notified.

10. The 20 day appeal period will begin as per the notice of decision in which an application can be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

11. If there are no appeals and site plan approval is not required then the applicant can apply for building permit. If site plan approval is required then the applicant can submit for site plan approval.

 

Site plan Control and Approval

Site plan control and approval is a process that is set in place to ensure new development is sustainable, well-designed and in accordance with the zoning by-law.

1. Have a preliminary meeting with planning staff to discuss your proposal. Please contact planning to set up a meeting.

2. Apply for a preconsultation meeting. Application form.

3. Submit your application. Application form.

4. Staff will review to ensure the application is complete. Either a complete application or not complete application letter will be provided.

5. The application is circulated to internal staff and external agencies for review and comment.

6. A consolidated set of comments will be provided to the applicant.

7. The applicant addresses the comments and submits the revised plans/ drawings electronically and hard copy.

8. Staff and agencies review the revised drawings and provide comments, if applicable. This process continues until all comments from internal staff and external agencies are addressed.

9. Staff prepares the Site Plan Agreement and provides to the applicant for review.

10. The applicant signs the agreement.

11. Staff prepares a report and a by-law to enact the agreement.

12. The Director signs the report and the by-law goes to Council.

13. Following Council approval of the by-law the Director signs all of the drawings submitted.

14. The agreement is registered on title.

15. The applicant may not apply for building permit.

 

 

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