Submitting a Planning Application

Before filing an application, we strongly recommend contacting our Planning department and reviewing the application fees.

A meeting for pre-consultation and development review is required before you submit an application for any of the following:

Official Plan Amendment

An official plan amendment application is required to make changes to the Official Plan. To find out more about the Official Plan, visit the Official Plan page.

Plan of Condominium

An application for plan of condominium is required before you create and then sell individual condominium units. This applies to all types of condominium including: standard condominium, vacant land condominium, common-elements condominium or the conversion of an existing use from rental to condominium.

Plan of Subdivision and Relief from Part Lot Control

An application for plan of subdivision is required when the subdivision of land into two or more parcels is proposed. This will ensure the proposed subdivision aligns with the direction set out in the City's Official Plan and Council approval is required.

Relief from Part Lot Control Applications are alternative forms of land division to Plans of Subdivision. This process is used to lift Part Lot Control restrictions from lands within registered plans of subdivision to create parcels for sale. It usually is used for townhouse developments after construction has started to accurately set the boundary lines between the townhouse units.

Pre-consultation

An application for a pre-consultation is required, in most cases, prior to making an application for an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Approval. The purpose of a pre-consultation meeting is to provide the applicant with an opportunity to present and review the proposed application with staff, to discuss potential issues, and determine the required elements and materials to be submitted with the application for it to be considered complete.

Site Plan Control

An application for Site Plan Control is required before making some improvements to a property. Site plans ensure the most important elements of a property such as building location, design, scale and size of the building, driveways, parking, grading and drainage including storm water management, and municipal services (sanitary sewers and water supply) are considered before development takes place.

An application for an Amendment to an Approved Site Plan is required to make changes to an approved site plan.

Telecommunication Towers and Antenna

An application for antenna system siting is required for new telecommunication and antenna facilities. The City of Brantford is a commenting agency for new telecommunication and antenna facilities. Our areas of interest are, but not limited to:

  • avoidance of sensitive locations including residential areas where possible
  • encouraging appropriate design
  • encouraging co-location of facilities
  • defining the process
  • consultation requirements

The intent is to have land use concerns addressed while respecting the federal jurisdiction of Industry Canada. Telecommunication towers and antennas are subject to the City's Antenna System Siting Protocol.

Zoning by-law Amendment

A Zoning by-law Amendment application is required to change the uses permitted on a property and/or change the regulations that apply to your lands. To find out more about Zoning, visit the Zoning page.