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Development Services - Planning 

 
All development in Carleton Place is directed by two documents; the Official Plan and the Development Permit By-law. The Town recommends that you discuss any development or construction with the planning department before commencing work.
 
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO WORK VOLUME VISITS WITH THE PLANNER ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL THE PLANNING ASSISTANT AT 613-257-6213 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
 

County of Lanark

The County of Lanark has the authority to approve consents (severances), plans of subdivision and condominium, condominium exemptions, part-lot control by-laws, local Official Plan Amendments and local Official Plan 5-Year Reviews.  

The Official Plan 

The Official Plan is the Town's land use planning and policy document. Its general purpose is to establish land use designations and policies for the physical development and redevelopment of the Town. Official Plan policies are adopted by Council to define basic goals, objectives and directions for the coordinated growth and development of the Town. It provides a framework for municipal regulations including the Development Permit By-law and the subdivision of land.

The Development Permit Bylaw

The Town of Carleton Place uses a Development Permit By-law in place of a Zoning By-law, Site Plan By-law and Minor Variance. 
permit infographic

All development that takes place in the Town is required to conform to the Town’s Development Permit By-law. This document controls the use of land in the community by defining how land may be used, where buildings and structures can be located, what types of buildings and structures are permitted and how they can be used. In addition, the Development Permit By-law regulates such things as lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street. The Town is divided into different land use designations, representing residential, commercial, industrial and other land uses. The Development Permit By-law also includes design criteria that is geared towards protecting and enhancing the existing beauty of our town.

NOTICE OF PASSING DEVELOPMENT PERMIT BY-LAW 15-2015

 
No building permit will be issued for construction that is not in conformity with the Town’s Development Permit By-law.

Current Applications

Image of Map that links to page for current development applicationsYou are invited to submit your comments regarding proposed developments, when available. Your comments will be reviewed by the Planning Department and the applicant. Comments are due 15 days after the development proposal has been posted. 

The applicant is required to consider all received comments and submit adjustments, if any, along with all other required supporting documents or technical studies prior to the application being deemed complete. Status updates are available online when received. If you require further information this can be obtained at the Planning Department of the Town of

Carleton Place at 175 Bridge Street. 

(Properties that have applications within the commenting period are highlighted in red)

Comments can be provided at this link.  PLEASE NOTE: Comments made by letter, email or through the website commenting page, including commentors name and address, will be shared with Town staff, the developer, the applicant, the property owner and are part of public record.

Current Planning Applications:

DP3-01-2019 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for lands locally known as 127 Boyd Street.  The property is designated as Residential in both the Official Plan and the Development Permit By-law.  The applicant proposes to construct a four (4) storey, thirty-two (32) unit, rental apartment building with vehicular access via Woodward Street.  A variance is requested to allow a reduction from the required 20% landscaped open space in the rear yard and incorporate a total of 30% landscape open space throughout the property instead.  Consideration of a functional front yard on Boyd Street instead of a dedicated front yard on Woodward is also requested.  Comments can be made at this link and must be received by February 9, 2019.

SIGN NOTICE     SITE PLAN     LANDSCAPE PLAN     COLOURED IMAGE     SHADOW STUDY

DP2-01-2019 - An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for lands locally known as 159 Industrial Avenue.  The property is designated Industrial Campus in the Development Permit By-law and Employment District in the Official Plan.  The purpose of the application is to allow the existing building to be used as a Private School.  A Private School is a Discretionary Use within the Industrial Campus.  A variance is requested for reduced bicycle parking from the required 12 spaces to 8 spaces as well as to allow the existing parking area to remain gravel. Comments can be made at this link and must be received by February 21, 2019 for the second commenting period.

 REVISED NOTICE           REVISED SITE PLAN

DP2-04-2018 - An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for the lands locally known as 33-35 Mill Street.  The property is designated Downtown District & Residential District in the Development Permit By-law and Mississippi Residential District with the Official Plan. The applicant proposes to expand the patio area from the previously approved area with a seating capacity of 22 to a larger area for a capacity of 84 seats.  Landscaping in the form of small shrubs and bushes, as well as planters placed throughout the patio area is included in the proposal. 

This application will be before the Committee of the Whole on March 12, 2019, in the Council Chambers of the Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, at 7:00 pm following the Council meeting.

REVISED NOTICE          REVISED SITE PLAN

THE COMMENTING PERIOD HAS ENDED FOR THIS APPLICATION

DP3-06-2018 - An Application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for the lands locally known as 355 McNeely Avenue, located between Shoppers Drug Mart and Bean Motors. The property is designated Highway District. The proposed development involves the construction of a  962.27 square metre, 72 suite, Comfort Inn as the first phase of a two phased development. The second phase of the development will eventually include a 460 square metre restaurant in a second building on the same property.  Access will be gained via an existing entrance off of McNeely Avenue which will be shared by Shoppers Drug Mart.  There will be a second access point from Hopper Street.  The proposed development is seeking a site specific variance to increase the maximum building height of the Highway District from 11m to 13.5m.

This application will be before the Committee of the Whole on February 19, 2019, in the Council Chambers of the Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, at 7:00 pm following the Council meeting.

REVISED NOTICE     REVISED DRAWINGS

THE COMMENTING PERIOD HAS ENDED FOR THIS APPLICATION.

DP3-01-2018 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 50 Allan Street (former curling rink property).  The property is designated Mississippi Residential Sector. The applicant is proposing to construct a four storey, 33 unit condominium building which will be comprised of one to three bedroom residential units.  A total of 50 parking spaces are proposed through surface and underground parking.  Three units are to be handicap accessible.  Please see the links below for further details.

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING          SITE PLAN          LANDSCAPE PLAN          PARKING GARAGE          COLOURED DRAWINGS          SHADOW STUDY       NOTICE OF DECISION

THIS APPLICATION WAS DENIED BY THE PLANNING AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018.

DP3-04-2017  - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 150 Mill St (McArthur Island). The property is designated Strategic Property in the Development Permit By-law and Official Plan.  The applicant is proposing to re-develop the existing building (the McArthur Woolen Mill) into 58 residential units as the first phase of a multi-phased project.  As per Section 2.19 of the Development Permit By-law this application is being circulated for preliminary comments to assist the developer in finalizing drawings, technical studies and reports prior to providing a complete application for re-circulation to those parties who provided comment and the scheduling of a public meeting.   Please see the links below for further information.

SIGN NOTICE            REVISED SITE PLAN          LANDSCAPE PLAN           BUILDING DRAWINGS

THE COMMENTING PERIOD HAS ENDED FOR THIS APPLICATION.

DP2-05-2017 -  An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for the vacant lot at the corner of Townline Road East and Carleton Street, locally known as 175 Townline Road East.  The property is designated Residential District in the Development Permit By-law and the Official Plan. The applicant is proposing to construct a three storey residential building to include nine residential stacked townhouse units.  The developer is requesting a variance to recognize the existing frontage of 30.48m as well as a variance to the required usable landscaped open space in the rear yard from 20% to 6.8%.  Please see the links below for further information.

SIGN NOTICE          SITE PLAN          ELEVATIONS          COLOURED IMAGE

THE COMMENTING PERIOD HAS ENDED FOR THIS APPLICATION.

 


Submitting an Application

A pre-consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to submitting an application. 
 
An Official Plan Amendment is an application process whereby policies or land use designations within the Town's Official Plan can be changed.  A Development Permit Amendment is an application process whereby policies or land use designations within the Town's Development Permit By-Law can be changed.
 
All development in Carleton Place requires approval. To get a development permit agreement an application must be submitted. Four streams of approval have been developed, with specific classes used for different types of development. The Planning Department will determine what class the permit falls under at the pre-consultation meeting.
 
The following applications can be downloaded and filed electronically or paper copies are available at the Town Hall. Please submit completed applications to the Planning Department for review.  Please refer to the contact list at the top of this page.
 

Fillable Development Permit Applications

 

Accessible Development Permit Applications

 
 Application Type  Description  Application  Link

Subdivision/Condominimum

A subdivision or condominium is a process through which a parcel or parcels of land are divided into lots or blocks. The County of Lanark is the approval authority for subdivision plans. To access the application please click the link to the Lanark County page.

 Lanark County application page 

Part Lot Control

Part Lot Control is a means of severing land within a registered subdivision. The approval authority for removing part lot control is Lanark County. To access the application please click the link to the Lanark County page.

 Lanark County application page

Severance

A Severance is a process through which an existing parcel of land is divided into two or more parcels of land (with a maximum of 4 lots, 1 retained, 3 severed)

Lanark County application page


Fees Schedule 

There are fees associated with all development in Carleton Place. Please see the Fee Schedule link below for Development Permit Agreement fees.  Fees associated to building development and sewer and water can be found on the Development Services-Building page.