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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.

Niki Dwyer
Director of Development Services

Maggie Yet
Senior Planner

Jennifer Hughes
Planning Clerk/Administrator

Interactive Mapping Program


Development Charges Background Study

Council of the Town of Carleton Place retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a Development Charges Background Study in accordance with Section 10 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, C.27.  Municipalities impose development charges is to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development in the Town through the establishment of a viable capital funding source to meet the municipality’s financial requirements.

At least 60 days prior to passing the proposed Development Charges by-law, the Town is required to make the background study available on the Town’s website in accordance with Section 10 (4) of the Act.

Notice of Public Meeting - On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 the Council of the Town of Carleton Place will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the Town’s proposed Development Charges By-law and underlying background study.

All interested parties are invited to attend the Virtual Public Meeting of Council and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed Development Charges By-law and background study.

PUBLIC MEETING - Persons interested in actively participating in the virtual Public Meeting are required to notify the Clerk of the Municipality at sblair@carletonplace.ca by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8th, 2021.

The meeting is to be held: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

In order that sufficient information is made available to the public, the background study was made available online at the Town’s website on December 9th, 2020. Copies of the proposed Development Charges By-law and the background study are available from the municipal Clerk at 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place K7C 2V8 by phone at 613-257-6212 or by email at sblair@carletonplace.ca   

Interested persons may express their comments at the public meeting or in writing, addressed to the municipal Clerk, at the above address prior to Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 and such written submissions will be placed before Council at the February 9th, 2021 meeting.  Following the public meeting, additional comments will be accepted until Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. 

Notice of Passing - TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Carleton Place passed Development Charges By-law No. 41-2021 on the 9th day of March, 2021 under Section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Carleton Place on or before the 19th day of April, 2021 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effect on March 9th, 2021, is as follows:

SCHEDULE “B” TO BY-LAW 41-2021 - Schedule of Development Charges







No key map has been provided as the by-law applies to all lands located within the Town of Carleton Place.

A copy of the complete by-law is available for examination at the Town of Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM) excluding statutory holidays.

DATED at the Town of Carleton Place Town Hall, Ontario, this 10th day of March, 2021.

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 Adoption - Amendment No. 6 of Official Plan - TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place passed Bylaw 84-2021 on the 25th day of May, 2021, under Section 21 of the Ontario Planning Act, to adopt Amendment No. 6 of the Official Plan for the Town of Carleton Place.

PDF of Full Notice

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. 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.

124 Moore St. – DP3-04-2021 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for lands locally known as 124 Moore Street and described legally as: PLAN 376 PT LOT 10 LOT 11; SAVE AND EXCEPT RP 26R2368; PART 8; Town of Carleton Place

The property is designated Mississippi Transitional Sector in both the Development Permit By-law and the Official Plan. The application is to permit an Automobile Sales and Service Establishment use on the subject property for a Used Car Corner and Car Star Appraisal Centre. The proposal would re-purpose the existing building on site.

Notice        Final Topographical        Elevations        Grading Plan        Landscaping Plan     Rendering.

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.

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.