Site Plan Control

What Is Site Plan Control?

Site Plan Control is a form of development control provided to municipalities by Ontario’s Planning Act.  No person shall undertake any development, which is subject to site plan control unless the City has reviewed and approved certain plans.  Once the plans are approved, a site plan agreement is generally executed.  This agreement contractually binds the developer to develop and maintain a site in accordance with the approved plans and the terms of the agreement.

What is the Purpose of Site Plan Control?

The Site Plan Control process allows City staff to review and approve the following:
-     building siting and site design,
-     building massing,
-     the relationship of the proposal to surround land uses,
-     driveways, curbing and traffic direction signs,
-     loading and parking facilities
-     emergency vehicle routes,
-     all pedestrian accesses, such as walkways and ramps, and their proposed surfacing,
-     landscaping for the site and for the protection of adjoining lands,
-     refuse and other waste material storage and collection areas,
-     grading and servicing,
-     need for City and Regional road widenings.

Who Is Affected?

Site Plan Control applies to all lands in the City EXCEPT  the following types of development in accordance with By-law No. 2977-2003:
-     single detached dwellings, semidetached dwellings and duplexes exept those permitted within or contiguous to open space and natural areas, wetlands, and areas identified as hazard lands requiring impact assessment studies as provided for in the City of Dryden’s Official Plan.

How much will it cost?

The Site Plan Control application fee is $840.00.  The fee is required to be paid when you make your application.  It can be paid in cash or by cheque.

Important Considerations:

Applicants are advised to consult with the Building & Planning Department at (807) 223-1140 prior to submitting an application to review Official Plan policies, and requirements of the Zoning By-law. 

How Long Does the Process Take?  

It generally takes approximately 5 to 8 weeks from the time an application is filed with the Secretary-Treasurer to the point where a decision of the Committee of Adjustment is final and binding.


Site Plan Control Procedure.doc

Site Plan Control Application.doc