Official Plan Amendments
Required when a proposal does not meet the policies or designations of the Township’s Official Plan.
Available to provide relief to property owners from Zoning By-Law requirements they may otherwise be unable to comply with. Proposal must otherwise meet the intent of the Zoning By-Law and Official Plan, be desirable and appropriate for the neighbourhood and be minor. Applications are considered by the Township’s Committee of Adjustment.
Site Plan Control
Is a site specific process that is generally required for more complex development (commercial, industrial, multiple unit residential, etc) and for any development in or near environmentally sensitive areas or along the Rideau corridor. The site plan control agreement is registered on title and is intended to guide development on a site to ensure its compatibility with surrounding land uses.
Consents and Subdivisions
All division of land must be approved, either through the consent process (normally three or fewer new lots) or through plan of subdivision (four or more new lots). The Lanark County Land Division Committee is the approval authority for consents and subdivisions in the Township, although applicants are required to pre-consult with the Township to ensure that planning concerns are addressed.