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Requirements for Development Applications

The Region works together with The Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in the development application review process to provide input from a Regional Planning and Service Delivery perspective. Submission materials required for each application type are listed below. We request that you provide all materials listed below at the time of your initial submission to ensure a timely response.

Application Types (expand/collapse all)

Regional Official Plan Amendment Application

The Regional Official Plan sets out land use policy to guide future growth and development in Peel. If an owner proposes to develop a property differently than what is prescribed by the approved Regional Official Plan, they must apply to the Region of Peel for a Regional Official Plan Amendment. The Region of Peel is the approval authority of all Regional Official Plan Amendments. The following information and material must be submitted directly to the Region of Peel:

Requirements:

  • Pre-consultation is mandatory. Prior to an official submission, you are required to contact 905-791-7800, ext. 4347 to schedule a pre-consultation meeting.
  • A Completed Application Checklist (PDF)
  • $20,000.00 cheque payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing an application requiring circulation
  • Plus actual cost of Public Notice advertising (will be collected directly by the Region from the applicant upon notification)
  • 15 printed copies of the completed application form
  • 15 printed copies of the proposed Official Plan Amendment
  • 15 printed copies of any accompanying information/ plans/ technical reports (e.g. planning justification, environmental, noise and traffic reports)
  • A digital copy of all submitted materials in USB format.

Local Official Plan Amendment Application

A Local Official Plan sets out land use policy to guide future growth and development. If an Owner proposes to develop a property differently than what is prescribed by the Local Official Plan they must apply for an Official Plan Amendment with the local municipality. The following materials are required by the Region and must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Requirements:

  • $12,000.00 cheque payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing the application
  • 1 printed copy of the completed local municipal application form
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • 5 printed copies of the proposed plan
    • A Key Plan illustrating the general geographic location of the subject lands must be located on all proposed copies of the plan.
  • 5 printed copies of a detailed landscape plan
  • 4 printed copies of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning Justification, Environmental, Noise and Traffic Reports)
  • A digital copy of all submitted materials in USB format.

For more information about applying for a local Official Plan Amendment, visit:

Zoning By-law Amendment Application (Rezoning)

A Zoning By-law is a local planning document that outlines a set of regulations governing land uses. A Zoning By-law Amendment (also known as a Rezoning) for individual properties is needed when a development proposal does not comply with the approved Zoning By-law. The Region of Peel is a commenting agency to its local municipalities on Zoning By-law Amendment applications and reviews them to ensure that a proposal is consistent with Regional interests. The following materials required by the Region must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Requirements:

  • A Rezoning Agreement fee of $2000.00 may be required to process the application. This will be determined based on the nature of the application after the first submission is received by the Region.
  • 1 printed copy of the completed local municipal application form
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • A list of all uses allowed under the current zoning and the proposed draft zoning by-law anendment
  • 5 printed copies of the proposed plan and context maps
    • A Key Plan illustrating the general geographic location of the subject lands must be located on all proposed copies of the plan
  • 5 printed copies of a detailed landscape plan
  • 4 printed copies of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning Justification, Environmental, Noise and Traffic Reports)
    • A digital copy of all submitted materials in USB format.

For more information about applying for a Zoning By-law Amendment, visit:

Draft Plans of Subdivision

Draft Plan of Subdivision applications are typically needed when three or more lots or blocks are proposed to be created/subdivided and be developed individually. The extension or creation of new roads and services can be implemented through Draft Plans of subdivisions.

The Region of Peel reviews Draft Plans of Subdivision which are circulated and approved by the local municipality and provides conditions of approval that are to be cleared prior to draft approval of the plan of subdivision. The following materials must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Subdivision Requirements:

  • $20,000 cheque payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing the application
  • 1 printed copy of the completed local municipal application form
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • 12 printed copies of the proposed plan
  • 12 printed copies of a detailed landscape plan (as applicable)
  • 5 printed copies of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning Justification, Environmental, Noise and Traffic Reports)
  • A digital copy of all submitted materials in USB format

Digital copy of the proposed plan of subdivision to the following specifications:

  • 6-degree UTM projection (zone 17)
  • NAD83
  • Minimum level of detail - all external boundaries of 21T-plan and internal lot/block layout plus lot/block numbers
  • One of the following formats:
    • double precision ARC/INFO polygon coverage with 0.01 fuzzy tolerance and lot/block information as an attribute in export format - E00 file
    • ArcView shape file with the same attribute information
    • Microstation DGN file with linework on level #1 and lot/block numbers on level #2

Site Plan Application

The Site Plan application process is used to examine aspects of a proposed development including site deployment, functionality and compliance with technical standards to ensure compatibility with the Region's policies and standards. The Region of Peel reviews and approves matters of Regional interest on site plan applications pertaining to the following areas:

  • Planning policy
  • Regional Roads (Access control, property requirements, Traffic requirements, Transit requirements and travel demand management requirements)
  • Servicing and Grading design
  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) approvals
  • Source water and wellhead protection

The following materials are required by the Region and must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Requirements:

Effective January 1, 2020, a new site plan review fee (PDF) will be introduced by the Region of Peel. This new fee will assist in addressing the growing administrative costs associated with the review of site plan applications.

Site plan review fee of $1000 for major applications (cheque payable to the Region of Peel with the submission of a complete application)

  • Any Institutional, Commercial or Industrial development
  • Two or more Single/Semi-detached dwellings
  • All other multiple family residential built forms

Site plan review fee of $500 for minor applications (cheque payable to the Region of Peel with the submission of a complete application)

  • Non-residential building expansions
  • New non-residential development that is less than 500 square meters
  • Site alterations
  • Single detached dwellings
  • Telecommunication towers
  • 1 printed copy of the completed application form
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation checklist (PDF)
  • 6 printed copies of the proposed site plan
    An acceptable site plan includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • A Key Plan illustrating the general geographic location of the subject lands must be located on all proposed copies of the plan
    • All easements affecting the property
    • Waste collection area, if applicable
    • Regional property requirements, if abutting a Regional Road
  • 5 printed copies of a detailed landscape plan
  • 6 printed copies of all servicing and grading drawings
  • 5 printed copies of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning justification, environmental, noise and traffic reports)
  • A digital copy of all submitted materials in USB format

Draft Plan of Condominium

Condominiums are a form of property ownership in which title to a unit, such as an individual apartment in a high-rise building, is held by an individual together with a share of the rest of the property, which is common to all the owners. Condominiums can involve a new development, or an existing rental property which is converted to condominium ownership. This can apply to any type of residential, commercial or industrial buildings.

Draft Plan of Condominium applications are used as a form of ownership that can be applied to new or existing developments and typically accompany Site Plan applications.
The following materials are required by the Region and must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Requirements:

  • $3000.00 cheque payable to the Region of Peel for processing the application
  • 1 copy of the completed local municipal application form
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • 4 copies of the proposed draft plan of condominium
  • A Key Plan illustrating the general geographic location of the subject lands must be located on all proposed copies of the plan
  • 3 copies of any supporting technical reports (if applicable)

Minor Variance and Consent Applications

A Minor variance is a relief from the terms of a Zoning By-law where a property, standards or use do not conform with Zoning By-law requirements.

A consent application is like a Draft Plan of Subdivision or Draft Plan of Condominium in facilitating the division of land. Consents are typically used for the creation of less than 3 lots or for legal purposes such as to register a long-term lease (in excess of 21 years), or certain types of mortgages or easements.

The Minor Variance and Consent Application review process is undertaken by the local municipality and approved through the Committee of Adjustment which is an appointed body of citizens who conduct public hearings to consider such applications.

The Region of Peel provides comments and conditions on Minor Variance and Consent applications where properties are adjacent Regional roads or may impact infrastructure or broader Regional Planning interests. If an application is approved by the Committee of Adjustment with Regional conditions, the applicant must fulfill said conditions within the timeframe stipulated within the decision given by the committee. The local municipality must be in receipt of a letter from the Region providing clearance of all Regional conditions prior to final approval of a Minor Variance or Consent Application.

For more information about applying for a Minor Variance or Consent Application, visit:

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