The Planning Department provides professional advice to Council and Committees relating to:
- Long range planning issues, such as the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law and Provincial Policy Statement.
- Applications before the Committee of Adjustment regarding minor variances.
- Applications before the Site Plan Control Team and Council regarding site plan approvals.
The North Dundas Planning Department is responsible ensuring compliance with SDG’s Official Plan which provides policy and guidelines for private development, and for municipal infrastructure improvements. In accordance with the Planning Act, all of Council’s by-laws approving development, as well as public works, must conform with the Official Plan and the Provincial Policy Statement (2014). Planning Staff are also responsible for the Township’s Zoning By-laws which implements the Official Plan by establishing specific land use regulations.
We provide advice to developers and property owners with respect to site plan control approvals for multiple residential, commercial and industrial projects, servicing agreements, zoning, severances/consents, and plans of condominium and subdivision. It is the function of the Planning Department to advise Council of the appropriateness of a proposed development. The Planning Department conducts an extensive review of all proposed development.
Provincial Policy Statement
The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) provides direction in matters of land use planning that are directly related to Provincial interests. Its policies set out the government’s land use vision for how we settle our landscape, create our built environment, and manage our land and resources over the long term to achieve livable and resilient communities. All decisions affecting land use planning matters “shall be consistent with” the Provincial Policy Statement.