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Development Services - Planning 

 
PLEASE NOTE: VISITS WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE EMAIL THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT dscissons@carletonplace.ca TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE PLANNER.  
 
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.

Interim Control By-law:
An Interim Control By-law is a Municipal tool that can effect a temporary freeze on specific types of development while the Municipality is studying or reviewing its policies.  This interim control by-law is to temporarily freeze the development of "Intensified Residential Uses" in a defined area at the centre of the Town while a study is being conducted. An Open House and survey are available for public input. 
Neighbourhood Character Survey - Survey deadline, January 3, 2020, 9pm

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

 
Notice of Public Meeting and Open House In accordance with Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Development Permit Bylaw
 
TAKE NOTICE that a public open house will be held on October 8, 2020 in the Small Upper Hall at the Neelin Community Center located at 75 Neelin Street in order to consider the proposed Amendment to the Development Permit Bylaw 15-2015.
 
AND TAKE NOTICE that a Virtual Public Meeting will be held on October 27, 2020 in the Town of Carleton Place to consider a proposed Amendment to the Development Permit Bylaw 15-2015 Sections 34 and 70.2 respectively of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13. 
 
TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the Sections 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, this notice is to advise that there is sufficient information and supporting documentation to deem the Amendment complete.
 
TAKE NOTICE that if you wish to be notified of the decision of Town of Carleton Place on the proposed Development Permit By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the Development Services Department at ndwyer@carletonplace.ca.
 
COVID-19 MEASURES - The number of people in the hall at one time will be restricted in accordance with provincial legislation. Face coverings will be required at all times
inside the hall. Residents are encourages to participate in the additional "virtual"
Open House (see details below)
 
PUBLIC MEETING - Residents interested in actively participating in the virtual Public
Meeting are required to notify the Clerk of the Municipality at sblair@carletonplace.ca
by the Tuesday prior to the meeting date.
 
PROVIDING COMMENT - Residents are encouraged to provide comments in writing
or telephone by contacting the Development Services Department at
ndwyer@carletonplace.ca or 613-257-6202.

Details of the Proposed Amendment
 

Building Permits:

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 during the commenting period. Your comments will be reviewed by the Planning Department and the applicant. Comments are due within 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. 

If you require further information this can be obtained at the Planning Department of the Town of Carleton Place at 175 Bridge Street. 

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

Current Planning Applications:

DP3-04-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for a vacant lot at 14 Coleman Street.  The property is designated Residential District.  The applicant proposes to construct a four storey, 24 unit rental apartment building. Please see the NOTICE for requested variations to Development Permit By-law 15-2015. Comments can be made at this link until August 8, 2020 for the first commenting period.

SIGN NOTICE  SITE PLAN  COLOURED IMAGE  ELEVATIONS  FLOOR PLANS


DP2-02-2020 - An application for a Class II Development Permit has been received for 31 Town Line Road East.  The property is designated Residential District.  The applicant proposes a renovation to convert the existing structure to a five-unit residential building.  Legal non-conforming building setbacks of the existing structure are being recognized as part of the application.  No further variances to Development Permit By-law 15-2015 are required.  Comments can be made at this link until July 31, 2020 for the first commenting period.

SIGN NOTICE  SITE PLAN


DP3-03-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for some lots in the subdivision located at the extension of Nelson Street, south of Coleman Street and west of McNeely Avenue. The property is designated Residential District.  The applicant is requesting a variance to Section 6.3.2 of Development Permit By-law 15-2015 in regards to extended garage widths for lots 1 through 35 within the plan of subdivision.  This application will be before the Committee of the Whole for decision.  The date of the meeting is undetermined at this time.  Please see the 'Revised Notice' for details on how to speak at the meeting or view the meeting on line.

REVISED NOTICE     AFFECTED LOTS


DPA-01-2020 - Open House was held on March 3, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Public Meeting on March 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm, at the Carleton Place Town Hall for the Development Permit By-law Housekeeping Amendment.  This includes modifying all sections of Development Permit By-law 15-2015.  If a person or public body did not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Carleton Place before the Development Permit By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  If a person or public body did not make oral submission at the public meeting or make written submission to the Town of Carleton Place before the Development Permit By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, unless, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.   This application is on hold pending a further information session. Committee meeting date to follow. 

NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING - DP AMENDMENT

DP UPDATED SECTIONS 1-12     DP UPDATED BUILT FOR DESIGN CRITERIA      DP UPDATED DEFINITIONS     DP UPDATED REVIEW PROCESS CHART


DP3-01-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 35 Roe Street.  The property is designated Employment District - Business Campus in the Development Permit By-law.  The applicant is proposing to construct three condominium office buildings with a total of 5,321.28 square metres of leasable office space.  This site will incorporate 220 parking spaces including electric vehicle spaces, bicycle parking and outdoor amenity space.  This application was deferred at the June 9, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting.  A new committee meeting date will be selected when the applicant is ready to move forward with the project.

REVISED NOTICESITE PLANREVISED LANDSCAPE PLANCOLOURED ELEVATIONS


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.
 

Development Permit Applications

 

Accessible Development Permit Applications

 
 Application Type  Description  Application  Link

Subdivision/Condominium

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 Building Department page.