Planning Act Applications

The Planning Act provides for various Municipal approvals prior to development being undertaken or the building permit being issued.  These approvals are summarized as follows:

Please navigate to the appropriate planning application form using the links below. 

Planning Application Forms

Zoning By-law Amendment

An application for Zoning By-law amendment can be initiated to change the provisions and/or zone classifications pertaining to a specific property. 

Removal of Holding Symbol

An application for removal of a holding symbol can be initiated to permit the issuance of a building permit provided the holding conditions have been satisfied. 

Temporary Use By-law

An application for a Temporary Use By-law can be initiated to permit the use of land on a temporary basis for non- permanent developments. 

Site Plan Approval

Where development is occurring as defined by the Town's Site Plan Control By-law, and s.41 of the Planning Act, an application for site plan approval must be initiated and approved, including the execution and registration of a Site plan agreement, prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Minor Variance

Property owners can apply for minor relief to the zoning By-law, including setback reductions, increased lot coverage, increased height, etc., through a minor variance application.

Draft Plan of Subdivision

Draft Plans of Subdivision/Condominium are required for large scale lot/unit creation, and typically include the creation of new roads, active transportation infrastructure, watermains, sewers, storm water management facilities, and other infrastructure. Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium applications are administered by the County of Renfrew.