Site Plan Control

Site Plan Control

What is Site Plan Control?

Site plan control is a form of development control provided to municipalities under Section 41 of the Planning Act. No one can undertake any development which is subject to site plan control unless the Town has reviewed and approved certain plans. Once the plans are approved, a site plan agreement is generally executed. This agreement contractually binds the owner to develop and maintain a site in accordance with the approved plans and the terms of the agreement. 
The construction of a single detached dwelling, duplex, semi-detached dwelling or converted dwelling unit, some agricultural buildings and other classes of development may be exempt from site plan control. Please contact the Town of The Blue Mountains Planning Department for more information.

What is the purpose of Site Plan Control?

 The purpose of site plan control is:
  •  to improve the image and aesthetic appearance of the whole Town through better individual developments by applying consistent standards and guidelines;
  • to ensure that off-street parking and loading facilities are properly located, constructed and maintained during all seasons;
  • to ensure the safety and convenience of automobile and pedestrian traffic to, from, and on a new development or redevelopment;
  • to develop an efficient transportation system by widening existing roads through land and easement dedications; and
  • to protect environmental areas (e.g. wetlands, hilltops, wildlife habitats) through the appropriate location of buildings, roads and parking spaces.


Director Planning and Development Services

Director Planning and Development Services
519-599-3131 x246

Planning Services

Planning Services
519-599-3131 x283



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