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Development application types and requirements

Be sure to provide all required information and materials with your initial submission.

The Region works together with the City of MississaugaCity of Brampton, and Town of Caledon in the development application review process to provide input from a Regional Planning and Service Delivery perspective.

The following application types require specific submission materials. To ensure a timely response, provide all required materials when you submit your initial request.

Other information

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, the owner 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.

Pre-consultation is mandatory. Before an official submission, you must call 905-791-7800, ext. 4347 or email Planning Information to schedule a pre-consultation meeting.

After your pre-consultation, you must submit the following information and materials directly to the Region of Peel.

  • A completed Application Package
  • A payment of $22,000 payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing an application requiring circulation.
  • The actual cost of Public Notice advertising. (The Region will collect this directly from the applicant upon notification.)

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed application form (included in the package)
  • A proposed Official Plan Amendment
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (such as planning justification, environmental, or noise and traffic reports)

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

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 Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • The proposed plan:
    • A Key Plan showing the general geographic location of the subject lands must be included on all proposed copies of the plan
  • The detailed landscape plan
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (such as planning justification, environmental, or noise and traffic reports)

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

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

This is a subcategory of the Local Official Plan Amendment.

A Local Official Plan consists of a principal document and a series of Secondary Plans and/or Local Area Plans. These Secondary Plans and/or Local Area Plans guide how planning objectives and policies are applied to a specific area and are subject to the same administrative and public involvement procedures as required for a Local Official Plan Amendment.

If an Owner proposes to develop a property that follows the principal document of the Local Official Plan but differs from the policies of the Secondary Plan and/or Local Area Plan, a privately initiated Official Plan Amendment must be submitted to the local municipality.

The Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • 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
  • The detailed landscape plan
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (such as planning justification, environmental, or noise and traffic reports)

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

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

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 required 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. We review these applications to ensure that a proposal is consistent with Regional interests.

The Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • A list of all uses allowed under the current zoning and the proposed draft zoning by-law amendment
  • The proposed plan
    • A Key Plan showing the general geographic location of the subject lands must be included on all proposed copies of the plan
  • The detailed landscape plan
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (such as planning justification, environmental, or noise and traffic reports)

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

Draft Plan of Subdivision applications are typically needed when three or more lots or blocks are proposed to be created or 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 Plan 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 Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • A copy of the proposed plan
  • A copy of a detailed landscape plan (as applicable)
  • A copy of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning Justification, Environmental, Noise and Traffic Reports)

Applicants will be notified, during the processing and review of the application, if any printed copies of the submission material are required.

Additional 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
  • Digital copy to be in 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

The Region of Peel introduced 3 distinct categories of Site Plan applications with refined criteria and an applicable fee for each category.

Types of Site Plans

Full Site Plan - $3,100 (prior to agreement) applies to:

  • Any new non-residential development or expansion that is greater than 500 m2.
  • Multi-residential built forms (for example, townhouses, stacked houses, or apartments).
  • 2 or more residential units (for example, townhouses, stacked houses, apartments, and single or semi-detached dwellings).

Scoped Site Plan - $1,700 (prior to agreement) applies to new non-residential development or expansion that is less than 500m2.

Limited Site Plan (No Charge) applies to:

  • Site alterations.
  • Single or semi-detached dwellings.
  • Telecommunication towers.
  • The Oak Ridge Moraine.

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 relating 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 Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

  • A payment of $3,100 payable to the “Region of Peel” for processing a full site plan application
  • A payment of $1,700 payable to the “Region of Peel” for processing a scoped site plan application
  • A payment of $2,200 payable to the “Region of Peel” may be required for a site plan agreement. This will be determined based on the nature of the site plan application after the first submission is received by the Region.
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • The proposed site plan:
    • A key plan showing the general geographic location of the subject lands. This location must be included on all proposed copies of the plan.
    • All easements affecting the property.
    • A waste collection area, if applicable.
    • Regional property requirements, if bordering a Regional Road.
  • The detailed landscape plan
  • All servicing and grading drawings
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (such as planning justification, environmental, or noise and traffic reports)

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

Condominiums are a form of property ownership. Condominium owners hold title to a unit (such as an individual apartment in a high-rise building) together with a share of the rest of the property that is common to all unit owners.

Condominiums can involve a new development or an existing rental property that is converted to condominium ownership. This can apply to any type of residential, commercial, or industrial building.

Draft Plan of Condominium applications are used as a form of ownership that can be applied to new or existing developments. Draft Plan of Condominium applications typically accompany Site Plan applications.

The Region requires the following materials. They must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality.

You must also submit digital copies of the following materials:

  • A completed local municipal application form
  • The proposed draft plan of condominium
    • A key Plan showing the general geographic location of the subject lands must be included on all proposed copies of the plan
  • Any accompanying information, plans, or technical reports (if applicable).

Applicants will be notified during the processing and review of your application, if you need to provide any printed copies of required materials.

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.

The local municipality leads the Minor Variance application review process. The application is approved through the Committee of Adjustment – an appointed body of citizens who conduct public hearings to consider these types of applications.

Peel Region provides comments and conditions on Minor Variance applications if a property:

  • Is next to a Regional road.
  • May impact infrastructure.
  • May impact broader Regional Planning interests.

If an application is approved by the Committee of Adjustment with Regional conditions, the applicant must fulfill the conditions within the timeframe stipulated in the decision given by the committee.

The local municipality must have a letter from the Region providing clearance of all Regional conditions before the Minor Variance application receives final approval.

For more information about applying for a Minor Variance application, visit: