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Planning & Development Services

The Planning Department is responsible for providing assistance to residents respecting development - big and small.

Whether its a question about permitted uses on your property or an inquiry about setbacks, we're available to answer your questions.

Contact Information

Niki Dwyer
Director of Development Services

Maggie Yet
Senior Planner

Jennifer Hughes
Planning Clerk/Administrator

Interactive Mapping Program

Image showing a map of the Town with a grid overlayView the Interactive Property Map - The mapping tool is provided for convenience and general information purposes for residents.  Residents should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon information in this interactive map without independently verifying the information and, as necessary obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.

Comprehensive Review

The Town of Carleton Place has 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. This survey will provide you with the opportunity to contribute and share your insights!

Please visit the Comprehensive Review page for more information

County of Lanark

The County of Lanark has the authority to approve consents (severances), plans of subdivision and condominium, part-lot control by-laws, local Official Plan Amendments and local Official Plan 10-Year Reviews. Lanark County's Sustainable Communities Official Plan. The Town of Carleton Place facilitates the consultation and provides recommendations on applications.  For more information about filing an application please contact the Planning Department.

The Official Plan

The Official Plan is a fundamental policy that provides the framework for how development and growth will occur within the Town.  

The vision of the Official Plan is to "maintain and celebrate our heritage through balanced and sustainable growth which will support a sense of place respectful of our unique historical, cultural and natural heritage where citizens can enjoy an unparalleled quality of life."

Development Permit By-law

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. 

Similar to a Zoning Bylaw, the Development Permit Bylaw provides permitted uses and setbacks for properties in different "designated areas" in Town.

The Bylaw also includes prescriptive Design Guidelines for each area of Town.


Notices and Public Meetings

NOTICE OF DECISION - 347 Franktown Road - In accordance with Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Development Permit By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place passed By-law 137-2021 on the 7th day of December 2021, under Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990.

THE SUBJECT LANDS of By-law 137-2021 are limited to the property known as locally as 347 Franktown Road. A copy of the By-law is available on the Town’s website for review.

THE PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT is to recognize the subject lands as “Institutional – Special Exception (Holding)” designation. The subject lands are proposed to be developed into a multi-phased retirement community.

Please see the Full Notice for more information.

Current Applications

Residents are encouraged to provide comments on any open application listed below. Comments can be provided using our website form, or by contacting the planner responsible for the review. Residents interested in renovating, developing or redeveloping their properties are encouraged to contact the Planning Department to confirm if a development application is required. If you have confirmed that an application is indeed necessary, fillable forms can be found below.

Findlay Foundry - DP3-02-2022

An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for lands known municipally as 28 High Street and locally known as the former “Findlay Foundry” site.  The lands are legally described as Lots 1-8, 11-27, 45, 47 on Plan 3802, Carleton Place, formerly Beckwith Township.

The property is designated as a “Strategic Property” in both the Development Permit By-law and Official Plan. The existing site is vacant, and the proposed development will seek to recognize the following uses on the property:

  • 2 residential apartment buildings (5 storey and 7 storeys) containing 213 residential units;
  • 1 commercial building (2 storeys) with a total commercial gross floor area of 970m²
  • 330 parking spaces (200 underground and 130 surface spaces);
  • Greenspace along the waterfront including a boardwalk, floating dock, and pavilion

The proposal is compliant with all provisions of the Development Permit By-law with the exception of the minimum provided parking spaces, to which a variation of 63 spaces is requested.

Comments can be submitted to the Planning Department in the following manner:

  1. By visiting http://carletonplace.ca/application-comments.php.
  2. By email: ndwyer@carletonplace.ca
  3. By mail to: Planning Dept. Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place ON K7C 2V8.

In response to comments received in the initial circulation of the application, the Planning Department is pleased to share the following Frequently Asked Questions flyer to provide additional information

DP2-09-2021 - Coleman and Henry

Please be advised that the Town of Carleton Place has received the re-submission of the Development Permit Application for 277 Coleman Street and 223 Henry Street.

This circulation is a non-statutory circulation and no additional public meetings or open houses are being conducted in accordance with the Development Permit By-law. Parties do not have to provide further comments in order to secure appeal rights for the Official Plan Application.

All documents associated with the re-submission of the application can be found below. Comments on the application are requested by June 6th.

Following this circulation, staff will provide final comments/recommendations to the developer, and a staff report will be presented to Committee of the Whole for direction.  While not a public meeting, parties may request to register as a delegate and address Council should they wish. 

For details see documents below. Other documents available upon request. Comments can be submitted to the Planning Department in the following manner:

1. Submitting a comment electronically.
2. By emailing jhughes@carletonplace.ca
3. By mailing comments to the Planning Department, Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 2V8.

DP2-02-2022 - An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for privately owned lands located at Bates Drive (legally described as RAMSAY CON 7 PT LOTS 1 AND 2; RP 26R2851 PT PART 1; Town of Carleton Place).

The purpose of the application is for newly built industrial rental units comprised of four commercial office-warehouse buildings. The new buildings would provide a total of 40 units, each at 1,500 square feet for office/trade workshop uses.

The property is designated Industrial Campus in the Official Plan and Development Permit By-law.

For details see the Notice and other documents below. Comments can be submitted to the Planning Department in the following manner:

1. Submitting a comment electronically.
2. By emailing jhughes@carletonplace.ca.  
3. By mailing comments to the Planning Department, Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 2V8.

Residential Subdivisions

The Town of Carleton Place is a highly sought-after community in the Ottawa valley.  Presently the Town has five (5) major subdivisions in development.

Carleton Landing North

Approved in 2017, Carleton Landing North is presently in its 4th phase of a 6-phase development.  With an array of single, semis and townhomes, this subdivision will result in the creation of 450 new family homes south of Cavanagh Road. 

Developer:  Pegasus

Builder: Olympia Homes

Number of Dwellings: 450

Phasing Plan


Miller's Crossing

Welcome to Miller’s Crossing, an exclusive Cardel Homes subdivision.  Under construction since 2017, Cardel is preparing for the completion of the final phase of the development.  Phase 3 of the subdivision offers spacious single detached and semi-detached dwellings, a number of which back onto parkland and large rural lots in Beckwith Township.

Developer: Cardel Homes

Builder: Cardel Homes

Number of Dwellings: 275

Phasing Plan


Coleman Central

This centrally located residential community provides residents easy access to an array of commercial uses right next door.  Developed by Cavanagh Developments Ltd., Coleman Central is entering its 2nd phase of construction and will introduce a stacked-townhome model to the existing available semi and street townhomes. 

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builders: Grizzley Homes, Doyle Homes, Landrick Homes, Longwood Builders

Number of Dwellings: 300

Phasing Plan


Mississippi Shores

Mississippi Shores (formerly Bodnar Subdivision) is the most recent residential community approved in Carleton Place.  Draft approved in 2018, site preparation and early servicing has begun with the registration of Phase 1 of the subdivision to occur in late 2021.  As one of the largest subdivisions undertaken in Carleton Place, Mississippi Shores will see the creation of a mix of types of houses by a variety of builders.

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builder: Patten Homes, Cardel Homes, NeilCorp

Number of Dwellings: 560

Concept Plan


Taber Street (Jackson Ridge)

Tucked away in the recently completed Jackson Ridge Subdivision, residents will find the Taber Street townhome subdivision.  This limited development will fill in the remaining lands within the Jackson Ridge neighbourhood.

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builder: Patten Homes

Number of Dwellings: 20

Phasing Plan


Living In A New Subdivision

The Town of Carleton Place would like to welcome our new residents and are glad you chose to call Carleton Place home! 

We have created a guide that is directed toward residents who have moved into a new home, and into a new development within the Town of Carleton Place. In this guide you will information about Subdivision Assumption, making changes to your property, site alterations and grading, rear yard catch basins, fences and decks and street and sidewalk maintenance.

Living In A New Subdivision Guide

Filing an Application

Residents interested in renovating, developing or redeveloping their properties are encouraged to contact the Planning Department to confirm if a development application is required. If you have confirmed that an application is indeed necessary, fillable forms can be found below: 

Development Permit Applications

Fee Schedule

There are fees associated with all development in Carleton Place. Fees associated to building development and sewer and water can be on the Building Department page.

Affordable Housing Initiatives

The Town of Carleton Place is committed to doing its part to regulate and incentivize the creation and stabilization of affordable housing in the community. As with many communities across Canada, Carleton Place has seen a significant inflation in ownership and rental housing prices within the community. At this time, Council has provided direction to staff to take a deep look at policies and programs that the Town can offer to create affordable housing locally. PDF - Carleton Place Affordable Housing Initiatives.

Affordable Housing Grant

The Town of Carleton Place is pleased to introduce a grant program to eligible property owners to facilitate the construction of additional residential units in accordance with Ontario Regulation 299/19. Please see the info sheet below for more information.

Affordable Housing Grant Info Sheet

Affordable Housing Grant Fillable Application

Secondary Suites

Please see the Secondary Suites Info Sheet for guidelines that will help you to know if your home qualifies for an income suite, also called a secondary suite or additional dwelling.

Tree Removal Information

Please see the Tree Removal Info Sheet for guidelines that will help you know if you can remove a tree or trees from your property, or you if you need to contact the Town before going ahead with the removal.