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Comprehensive Review

The Town of Carleton Place is seeking feedback from residents and stakeholders regarding the future growth and planning of our Town. We have initiated a Comprehensive Review to evaluate the options for growth planning and management of the Town to the year 2038. We want to ensure that EVERYONE, including residents, businesses and developers, have a say in the Comprehensive Review process.

Icon of Arrow Pointing UpIn 2019, the County of Lanark adopted population projections which the Town of Carleton Place is required to plan to accommodate over the next 20 years.  The County has indicated that Carleton Place is projected to grow to a population of 20,964 (an increase of 97%).


House IconWhile the population projection is not something that the local municipality has influence over at this time, there is significant opportunity to influence what that growth will look like within the Town.  Primarily the conversation will involve deciding if we should grow UP or OUT.


Clipboard IconIn order to gather feedback, the team at JL Richards and Associates has developed an initial SURVEY to gauge public opinion. We want to hear YOUR thoughts about the Town’s future growth. The main question that this survey aims to answer is where and how should anticipated growth occur. The survey will be available until February 26th, 2021.Your participation in the survey is greatly appreciated, and while the survey is anonymous, providing your contact information will allow us to keep you updated on further growth discussions!

Please visit the survey site to ensure your thoughts and opinions are captured!


The Official Plan review is anticipated to conclude in early summer and further public engagement will be scheduled in spring 2021.  

Residents with further questions are encouraged to contact the undersigned for more information.

Niki Dwyer, MCIP, RPP MA BES, Director of Development Services
Town of Carleton Place
Email: ndwyer@carletonplace.ca

Marc Rivet, MCIP, RPP, Associate & Senior Planner
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Email: mrivet@jlrichards.ca