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Development Services - Planning 

 
The Ontario Government has passed Regulation 73/20 to extend any time frames or limitation periods outlined in provincial law to be suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency with these suspensions being retroactive to March 16, 2020. For example, this new Regulation would extend time frames:
  • under the Planning Act which identify how long the Municipality has to process planning applications for Subdivisions, Development Permit approvals and Official Plan Amendments, etc.;
  • under the Building Code Act for the Municipality to conduct inspections.
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: VISITS WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE EMAIL THE PLANNING ASSISTANT AT dscissons@carletonplace.ca TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE PLANNER.  ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE HELD OVER THE PHONE WHILE COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE.
 
 
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 Secondary Plan

Official Plan Amendment Application OPA-01-2020  - The Ministry of Transportation has undertaken to do a study for improvements to the intersection of Highway #7 and Highway #15 up to and including the intersection of Highway #7 and McNeely Avenue in the Town of Carleton Place.  A public information session and open house will take place January 30, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upper hall at the arena, 75 Neelin Street, Carleton Place.  A Public Meeting will take place March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall Council Chambers, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. 

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Town of Carleton Place to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Carleton Place before the proposed Secondary Plan and Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.  If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Carleton Place before the proposed Secondary Plan or Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.


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

 

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:

DPA-01-2020 - Notice of Open House 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 does 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 does 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.  Please see the Notice of Open House and Public Meeting for further details.  

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

DP3-02-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 7 Arthur Street.  The property is designated Mississippi Transitional Sector in the Development Permit By-law.  The applicant is proposing to construct a 1,285 square metre, two storey, 20 unit residential rental apartment building with vehicular access off of Arthur Street. Comments can be made at this link until March 26, 2020 for the first commenting period. 

SIGN NOTICE   SITE PLAN   COLOURED IMAGES   LANDSCAPE PLAN   ELEVATIONS

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.  Comments can be made at this link until March 14, 2020 for the first commenting period.

SIGN NOTICESITE PLANLANDSCAPE PLANCOLOURED ELEVATIONS

DP3-10-2019 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 11 Beckwith Street.  The property is designated Mississippi Residential District in the Development Permit By-law.  The applicant is proposing to re-design the four storey apartment building that is currently under construction and extend the outdoor parking area since the lots known as 47 Beckwith and 11 Beckwith have been merged.   This application will be before the Committee of the Whole for decision on April 7, 2020, following the 7:00pm council meeting. Please see the Meeting Notice for details on viewing the meeting.  MEETING NOTICE

SITE PLAN, COLOURED ELEVATIONS, LANDSCAPE PLAN, FLOOR PLANS

DP3-06-2019 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 119 Bell Street.  The property is designated Mississippi Residential District in the Development Permit By-law.  The application has been modified and now proposes to construct a two storey, six unit rental apartment building over two merged lots, instead of the original proposal of a three storey, nine unit building.  This application will be before the Committee of the Whole for decision on April 7, 2020, following the 7:00pm council meeting. Please see the Meeting Notice for details on viewing the meeting. MEETING NOTICE

REVISED SITE PLANREVISED COLOURED IMAGES, REVISED ELEVATIONS, REVISED LAYOUT

 

 


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/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 Building Department page.