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Development Services - Planning 

 
Please Note: Visits with the Planning Department are by appointment only. Please email us to schedule an appointment with the Planner.

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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.

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.
 
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.

Notices, Public Meetings/Open House

  • Notice of Decision respecting Development Permit Amendment file DPA-02-2020, being an amendment to include general powers respecting the use of Holding Provisions and the application of a Holding Symbol to the lands known municipally as 150 Mill Street.  The last day for appeal of the decision of Council as outlined in the attached notice.

  • Notice of Public Meeting and Open House - TAKE NOTICE that a virtual open house will be hosted between January 4th-8th, 2021  in order to consider the proposed Amendment to the Development Permit By-law 15-2015.   

    AND TAKE NOTICE that a Virtual Public Meeting will be held on January 26th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Carleton Place to consider a proposed Amendment to the Development Permit By-law 15-2015 Sections 34 and 70.2 respectively of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.


Current Applications

Image of Map that links to page for current development applicationsPlease contact the Planning Department with any questions in regards to current applications. We can be reached by email at planning@carletonplace.ca or by phone at 613-257-6213.

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:

DP3-06-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 400 Franktown Road. The property is designated Residential District in both the Development Permit By-law and the Official Plan. The application is to construct a three (3) storey, twenty-four (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 December 16, 2020 for this first commenting period.

SIGN NOTICE    SITE PLAN    COLOURED IMAGE    LANDSCAPE PLAN


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


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. 
 
All development in Carleton Place requires approval. To get a development permit agreement an application must be submitted. Three 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. Fees associated to building development and sewer and water can be found on the Building Department page.