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

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 or email Planning Information to schedule a pre-consultation meeting.
  • A Completed Application Checklist
  • A payment of $21,050 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)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted materials:
    • A completed application form
    • A proposed Official Plan Amendment
    • Any accompanying information/ plans/ 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.

Local Official Plan Amendment (Principal Plan)

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:

  • A payment of $9,000 payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing the application
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted materials:
    • A completed local municipal application form
    • A copy 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.
    • A copy of a detailed landscape plan
    • 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.

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

Local Official Plan Amendment (Secondary Plan/Local Area Plan)

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

Requirements:

    • A copy of the completed local municipal application form
    • A copy 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
    • A copy of a detailed landscape plan
    • A copy of any supporting technical reports (e.g. Planning Justification, Environmental, Servicing, 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.

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

 

Zoning By-law Amendment (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 payment of $2,350 payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing the application
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted material:
    • A copy of the completed local municipal application form
    • A list of all uses allowed under the current zoning and the proposed draft zoning by-law amendment
    • A copy 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
    • A copy of a detailed landscape plan
    • 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.

Draft Plan 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 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 following materials must be included as part of your submission package to the local municipality:

Subdivision Requirements:

  • A payment of $20,000 payable to the "Region of Peel" for processing the application
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted 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

Site Plan

Starting on July 1, 2021, the Region of Peel is introducing three distinct categories of Site Plan applications with refined criteria and applicable fee for each category:

Full Site Plan ($2,050)

  • New non-residential development or expansion that is greater than 500 square meters
  • Multi-residential built forms (e.g. townhouses, stacked house, apartments
  • Two or more residential units (e.g. townhouses, stacked houses, apartments, single/semi-detached dwellings

Scoped Site Plan ($1,100)

  • New non-residential development or expansion that is less than 500 square meters

Limited Site Plan (No charge)

  • Site alterations
  • Single/semi detached dwellings
  • Telecommunication towers
  • Oak Ridges 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 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

Requirements:

  • A payment of $1,100 payable to the “Region of Peel” for processing a scoped site plan application
  • A payment of $2,050 payable to the “Region of Peel” for processing a full site plan application
  • A payment of $2,100 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 (PDF)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted material:
    • A completed local municipal application form
    • A copy 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
    • A copy of a detailed landscape plan
    • A copy of all servicing and grading drawings
    • 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.

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:

  • A payment of $3,350 payable to the Region of Peel for processing the application
  • A completed Regional Pre-consultation Checklist (PDF)
  • Digital copies of the following submitted materials:
    • A copy of the completed local municipal application form
    • A copy 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
    • A copy of any supporting technical reports (if applicable)
  • Applicants will be notified, during the processing and review of the application, if any printed copies of the submission material are required.

Consent

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 three 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 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 Consent applications where properties are adjacent to 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 Consent application.

Requirements:

  • A payment of $700 payable to the “Region of Peel” for processing an application that is approved by the Committee of Adjustment with Regional conditions. Receipt of payment is required prior to the Region providing clearance of all Regional conditions towards final approval of a Consent application.

For more information about applying for a Consent application, visit:

Minor Variance

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 Minor Variance 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 applications where properties are adjacent to 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 application.

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

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