In the Province of Ontario, the Planning Act authorizes municipalities to employ Site Plan Control as a land use tool to ensure the appropriate location of a development on a site and to ensure the safety, attractiveness and compatibility with the surrounding land.
Site Plan approval is required for all commercial, industrial, institutional, private recreational or multi-family (medium density) residential types of development in the following situations:
- The construction, erection or placing of one or more buildings or structures on the land;or
- An interior or exterior alteration to a building or structure on a property that has the effect of increasing the usability of the property; or
- An addition or alteration to a building or structure on a property that has the effect ofincreasing the size of the building or structure in all zones; or
- The making or construction of, or addition to, a commercial or industrial parking lot resulting in five or more parking spaces; or
- An amendment to an existing site plan, elevation plan, landscape plan, and/or servicing plan or an amendment to an existing site plan agreement with the Township on property which has been designated as a site plan control area in the Site Plan Control By-law which has been adopted by the Township
If you are applying for a building permit and your property is subject to the Site Plan Control you may be required to enter into a Site Plan Control Agreement with the Township. Please read the Township's Site Plan Control By-law and Site Plan Control Guidelines for additional information.
For more information on the Site Plan process, please contact the Township Clerk or visit the MMAH Land Use Planning for more general information.