Site Plan Applications
A Site Plan Review process is required to facilitate commercial, industrial, institutional, and multiple residential development 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.
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 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 and conformity with provincial noise, vibration and odour guidelines.
Site Plan Approval is required prior to the issuance of a Building Permit for all developments subject to Site Plan Control. Please contact the Planning and Development Services Division to determine whether or not your development proposal requires Site Plan Review.
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.
Excluded from Site Plan Control - Projects that propose only minor physical changes to a site or building exterior may be excluded from site plan review. Please consult with the City of Brampton, either with a Building or Zoning Plans Examiner or the Assistant Development Planner to determine if your project is excluded from Site Plan Control.
Limited Site Plan Review - For small projects, usually involving a single activity, that do require a site plan review, a new Limited Site Plan Review stream is available. Please discuss your project with the Assistant Development Planner at City Hall to determine if your project qualifies for the Limited Site Plan Review Stream. (Note: The City of Brampton no longer processes “Site Plan Waivers” as this process has been replaced by the Excluded and Limited Site Plan review streams.)