Site plan control is a way for Adjala-Tosorontio to guide development on a site-specific basis and to ensure that:

  • developments are built and maintained in a proper manner
  • new developments meet certain standards of quality and appearance
  • proper servicing and infrastructure is provided
  • there is safe and easy access for pedestrians and vehicles
  • the appearance and design features of buildings, and their sustainable design, are satisfactory
  • there is adequate landscaping, parking and drainage
  • nearby properties are protected from incompatible development through noise abatement, screening and landscape design.

Generally, the following types of development are subject to site plan control:

  • Commercial, Institutional and Industrial developments
  • Medium and High Density Residential developments

For more information on site plan control requirements, or to determine if a specific property is subject to site plan control, please contact the Planning Department.

The site plan approval process is available through accessing the Planning Application Forms section. Approval is then reviewed by Council.