A Site Plan Review process is required to facilitate commercial, industrial, institutional and multiple residential development, and specific residential development in certain mature areas of the City, in accordance with Section 41 of the Ontario Provincial Planning Act. Site Plan Control is implemented through City of Brampton By-laws 96-86, as amended.
Site Plan Approval is required prior to the issuance of a Building Permit for all developments subject to Site Plan Control.
Site Plan Review and Approval is also required for proposals occurring in the Mature Neighbourhood Areas (see map) involving additions, new or replacement single detached dwellings, of 50 square metres or greater, or involving a detached garage (of any size).
The Site Plan Review process examines design and technical aspects of a proposed development to ensure compliance with all municipal requirements, standards and objectives. Site Plan applications are generally reviewed with respect to (but not limited to) the following considerations:
- zoning by-law requirements;
- grading and servicing standards;
- transportation and transit planning standards;
- urban design objectives;
- landscaping standards;
- accessibility standards;
- environmental conservation;
- conformity with provincial noise, vibration and odour guidelines;
- other external agencies’ requirements.
Please note, approval of Site Plan applications has been delegated by Council to Planning staff. As such, a Statutory Public meeting under the Planning Act is not required in the Site Plan Review process.
There are four (4) streams of Site Plan Review designed to evaluate proposals based on their scale and complexity: