Site Plan Control
SITE PLAN CONTROL APPROVAL
To ensure orderly and appropriate development of land within the municipality, the City of Brockville passed Site Plan Control By-law 33-86. Site Plan Control permits the City of Brockville to influence the design of major developments within the community, and encourage development which:
1. Relates favourably to the character and scale of abutting uses;
2. Provides for the optimum use of community facilities and services;
3. Honours the right and constraints of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, both on the site and on adjacent public streets;
4. Preserves and enhances, to the maximum extent possible, existing site characteristics; and
5. Contributes to a safe, functional and visually attractive environment.
Under Site Plan Control By-law 33-86, all land within the City is designated a Site Plan Control area and all development comes under Site Plan Control except for the following uses and types of construction:
a) a single unit dwelling;
b) a semi-detached dwelling;
c) a duplex dwelling;
d) a triplex dwelling;
e) a row house dwelling containing three (3) or more units;
f) additions containing less than 100 square metres, unless the original development was the subject of a Site Plan Control Agreement or Development Control Agreement;
g) barns, for agricultural uses, in rural zones;
h) signs, when not erected as part of a development;
i) underground fuel storage tanks; and
j) a parking lot containing less than five (5) parking spaces.
Where development proposals fall under Site Plan Control, all plans must be approved by the City. The property owner must build according to the approved plans. The Site Plan Control Agreement also includes conditions relating to the construction of certain facilities ancillary to the development such as drainage, parking, landscaping, vehicular access and servicing.
Agreement must be made between the City and the property owner on all matters before the City issues a building permit, allowing the development to begin. If an agreement cannot be reached, or the property owner is not satisfied with the Municipality's handling of the matter, the property owner may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (O.M.B.) under The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, Section 41(12).
The process of Site Plan Control Approval is, in essence, a technical review. Certain development conditions are expected to be met by developers. If the Applicant satisfies these conditions, and modifications to the proposal are kept to a minimum, the process will usually be completed in fourteen (14) days from the submission of a complete application, depending on the nature and complexity of the proposed development.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Planning Department with respect to City requirements. This will expedite both the processing and approval of the Site Plan Agreement.
The following pages are provided for your information and assistance and can be accessed from the top right hand column to this page:
1. SPCA Procedures
2. SPCA Fees
3. Information to be provided (with application)
4. Application forms