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Site Plan Control is a form of development control provided to municipalities by the Planning Act. Site Plan Control ensures a consistent image and look of the Township by applying consistent standards and guidelines to development on certain lands. Bylaw # designates all lands within the Township limits to be within a Site Plan Control Area with certain land uses being subject to site plan control. Generally, the following lands are subject to site plan control:

  • Commercial zones – Hamlet Commercial (C1), Tourist Commercial (C2) and Recreational Commercial (C3)
  • Industrial zones – Industrial (M1) and Extractive Industrial (M2)
  • Institutional (I) zones
  • Mobile Home Park (MHP) zones
  • Medical Marihuana Facilities in the Agricultural (A1, A2 or A3) and Rural (A4) zones
  • Home Industries in the Agricultural (A1, A2 or A3) and Rural (A4) zones
  • Farm Help House in the Agricultural (A1, A2 or A3) and Rural (A4) zones
  • Day Care Facility in Residential (RLS, RH) zones
  • Group Homes in the Agricultural (A1, A2 or A3), Rural (A4) zones and Residential (RLS, RH) zones

There are three levels of site plan control:

  • Level 1 – Council Approval
    • New buildings or additions larger than 25% of the site’s existing GFA
    • Any medical marihuana facility
    • New buildings or additions of any size that change the configuration of a site such as grading, parking areas, loading areas and vehicular access
  • Level 2 – Planner Approval
    • New buildings or additions less than 25% of the site’s existing GFA
    • New buildings or additions greater than 25% of the site’s existing GFA with no change to the existing site configuration at the discretion of the Planner
  • Level 3 – Planner Approval
    • Scoped site plan approval for a new home industry, new farm help-house, new or expanded day care facility and a new or expanded group home

Information regarding the site plan approval process can be found in the Site Plan Approval Brochure. (TBA)

Site Plan Control Guidelines