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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.

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 amendment applies to the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.  A Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Lanark County Council Chambers, 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, Ontario with respect an amendment to Section 5.5.3 Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest  (ANSI) to provide for different types of designations and to add Schedule A1 to identify and designate the different  types of ANSI designations.

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. 

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.


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:

DP2-02-2017 - An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for 19 Moore Street.  The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing commercial building and to construct a 232.23 square metre building for a brew pub.  They are proposing a reduction in the front yard build within area from 4.5m to 2m for the warehouse portion of the building and taproom portion is proposed to be located at 1.4m from the front lot line. A reduction is also required for parking spaces from 23 spaces to 9 spaces.  

Notice of DP2-02-2017                       Site Plan             Drawings

Comments must be received by March 29, 2017 at the link below or mailed to Development Services, Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON k7C 2V8

Comments can be made at this link 


DPA-01-2017 - Development permit amendment to designate a portion of Plan 970 Part Lot 13, Part lot 18 and Part lot 21, locally known as 351 Bridge Street, from Institutional (I) to Residential (R).  This change will reflect the designation in the current Official Plan.


A Public Open House under Section 70.2 and Section 34 of the Planning Act will be held on Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium at 175 Bridge Street followed by a Public Meeting on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Planning and Protection Committee Meeting in the Town of Carleton Place Council Chambers.  If any person wishes to be notified of the decision of Council for the proposed amendment, a written request to the Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place ON K7C 2V8 is required.  If a person or public body does not make oral submission at an open house or written submission to the Town of Carleton Place before the proposed amendment is approved, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Ontario Municipal Board.  If a person or public body does not make oral submission at the public meeting or written submission to the Town of Carleton Place before the proposed amendment is approved, the person or public body may not be added as a part to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so or to add the person or public body as a party.

Comments can be made at this link


DPA-03-2016 - Development permit amendment to add a sales office as a temporary use within a draft plan of subdivision.

Please see NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING for further details and concerning written or verbal representation. Please see Section 3.46 Model Home and Residential Units Dry Build for complete wording.




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 differnet 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.
Planning Fee By-law                      Fee Schedule