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.

Development Review Meeting Schedule
Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

Meeting Location
November 4, 2021

December 9 (Thursday)
December 14 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
December 9, 2021

January 20 (Thursday)
January 25 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
January 6, 2022

February 17 (Thursday)
February 22 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
February 3, 2022

March 22 (Thursday)
March 24 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
March 10, 2022

April 21 (Thursday)
April 26 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
April 7, 2022

May 19 (Thursday)
May 24 (Tuesday)

TBD
May 5, 2022

June 16 (Thursday)
June 21 (Tuesday)

TBD
June 9, 2022

July 21 (Thursday)
July 26 (Tuesday)

TBD
July 7, 2022 

August 18 (Thursday)
August 23 (Tuesday)

TBD
August 4, 2022

September 15 (Thursday)
September 20 (Tuesday)

TBD
September 8, 2022

October 20 (Thursday)
October 25 (Tuesday)

TBD
October 6, 2022

November 17 (Thursday)
November 22 (Tuesday)

TBD
November 3, 2022

December 15 (Thursday)
December 20 (Tuesday)

 

Appointment times will be assigned by staff. Additional dates and times may be added depending on the volume of applications.
If you have questions regarding applications, meetings or scheduling, please contact the planner assigned to your application.