Once you have attended the pre-consultation meeting and addressed all comments provided on the proposal, you are ready to submit an application.
Types of Planning applications are listed. Please review the type of planning application for more information and how to apply for that type of application.
A development application is required for submission of an Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment (Including Holding By-law Removals), Plan of Subdivision, and Plan of Condominium.
The Official Plan is a statutory document which sets out land policies to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic and natural environment. An Official Plan Amendment is required when a development application proposes to develop the property differently than what the Official Plan permits.
Zoning By-laws (South of Dundas By-Law 2014-014 and North of Dundas 2009-189) regulate land use (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) and development standards for building on a property (i.e. lot size, height, frontage, etc.). A Zoning By-law amendment is required when a development application proposes to develop the property contrary to what the applicable Zoning By-law prescribes.
At the time of processing a Zoning By-law for a property Council may place a Hold "H" on some or all of the land. The holding symbol "H" is a tool that restricts the future use of the land and imposes certain conditions as determined by Council. The "H" symbol can be removed from all or part of the property once the conditions imposed by Council are satisfied, by submitting a Holding By-law Removal (By-Law 2009-189) application.
A Plan of Subdivision is a parcel of land that has been divided into several blocks or building lots. It identifies the exact surveyed boundaries and dimensions of lots and blocks on which buildings are to be built, location and width of streets, parks, schools, etc. A Plan of Subdivision is required if the Owner of the land wants to create new, separate parcels of land that can be legally used for the sale of lots.
A Plan of Condominium allows for the creation of different types of ownership for a multi-unit development, if the Owner of a building wants to sell individual units as condominium units they must apply for a Plan of Condominium approval.
Site Plan approval from the planning department is required for the following types of development:
All other Residential development may require Site Plan approval through the DESP
The Fence Variance By-law 2002-034, as amended by By-law 2011-130, regulates fences and privacy screens on private property. Applicants may apply to vary the By-law to permit a fence or privacy screen to be constructed that does not comply with the regulations of the By-law.
Complete the Fence Variance Application Form, and the Fence Variance Application Form - Proof of Notification from Abutting Neighbour Letter including all applicable sections, submission requirements, schedules and signatures.
Send the application form and Fence Variance Application Fee via e-transfer/EFT to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Part Lot Control Exemption requires the Owner of a property to apply to exempt all or parts of a registered plan of subdivision from part lot control to permit the conveyance of portions of lots or blocks.
Complete the Part Lot Control Exemption Application Form, including all applicable sections, schedules and signatures, Submission Checklist, and the Affidavit & Owner's Authorization.
Send all the completed forms and the Part Lot Control Exemption Fee via e-transfer/EFT to email@example.com.