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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
ndwyer@carletonplace.ca 
613-257-6202 

Jennifer Hughes
Planning Clerk/Administrator
jhughes@carletonplace.ca 
613-257-6211


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.

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

Interim Control By-law

The Town is considering the adoption of an Amendment to the "Mississippi Residential District" to recognize uses and zone provisions which are more consistent with the existing "mature neighbourhood".

The new policy was influenced directly by the public feedback we received during the Neighbourhood Character Study.

Details on the proposed amendment can be found below under "Notices"

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

Housekeeping Amendement - Notice of Decision – By-law 24-2021 - 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 24-2021 on the 26th day of January 2021, under Sections 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990. 

THE SUBJECT LANDS of By-law 24-2021 are general in nature and apply to all lands within the Town of Carleton Place.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to conduct a "housekeeping" update, and have amended a number of different sections of By-law 15-2015, pertaining but not limited to the following items:

  • General changes including typographical errors, grammar, omissions and wording;
  • Clarify administration, interpretation, enforcement, application class, application requirements, application process and agreement/permit requirements;
  • Expand on and further detail key issues of concern respecting outdoor storage, parking, permitted projections, secondary suites, increasing permitted uses in designations, additional provisions in greenfield and infill development;
  • Clarification and addition to definitions.

A track-change copy of the proposed amendments is available to view on the Town’s website.

TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Carleton Place not later than the 18th day of February, 2021.  An appeal must be accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.


Development Permit Amendment (DPA-03-2020)

Review the document


Notice of Decision - In accordance with Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Development Permit Bylaw

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place passed By-law  32-2021 on the 23rd day of February 2021, under Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990. 

THE SUBJECT LANDS of By-law 32-2021 apply to all lands within the “Mississippi Residential District.”

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to amend the permitted and discretionary uses permitted in the “Mississippi Residential District” and to introduce Development Standard provisions respecting setbacks, coverage, height, dwelling unit areas and other such performance standards to each type of use.

A track-change copy of the proposed amendments is available to view at here:  Review the document

TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Carleton Place not later than the 17th day of March 2021.  An appeal must be accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Niki Dwyer, MCIP RPP
Director of Development Services
ndwyer@carletonplace.ca

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.


84 Mill Street - DP3-05-2020 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for 84 Mill Street in the Town of Carleton Place. The property is designated Mississippi Residential Sector in both the Development Permit By-law and the Official Plan. The application is to permit the following additional uses on the site: Food Bank, gymnasium, office and services, institutional use, and retail use. Comments can be made at this link until February 2, 2021 for this first commenting period. SIGN NOTICE


17 Albert Street – DP2-01-2021 - An application for a Class II Development Permit for 17 Albert Street in the Town of Carleton Place. The property is designated Downtown District in the Official Plan and Development Permit By-law.

The purpose of the application is to renovate and convert the interior of the existing building by adding twelve (12) residential apartment units. Additionally, six (6) parking spaces are proposed on-site and six (6) parking spaces to be located on the adjacent property of 67 Bridge Street. Previous Development Permits (DP3-06-2017) address the current use and parking variances for the property.

Comments can be made at this link on or before March 4, 2021. If you are not able to respond by the date specified please contact the Planning Department at 613-257-6211.

Notice          Site Plan          Elevations and Floor Plans


Taber Street - DP-01-2021 - An application for a Class III Development Permit has been received for lands locally known as 00 Taber Street and described legally as: Block 4 on Plan 27M-96; Town of Carleton Place.  The property is designated Residential in both the Development Permit By-law and the Official Plan. The application is to permit 5 townhomes and 2 semi-detached dwelling units (7 units total). The units are proposed to be freehold units subdivided through a plan of condominium. Please see the Notice for more information.

Comments can be made at this link on or before March 15, 2021. If you are not able to respond by the date specified please contact the Planning Department at 613-257-6211.

Notice     Landscape Plan     Elevation     Grading and Servicing Plan

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.