Site Plan Approval
|Site Plan Application Package|
The Site Plan Application Package is thorough and easy to comprehend. Please take note of the Site Plan Example in the package, it has been added to help the proponent and designers to see what is to be expected at the first submission. The Package includes:
Disclaimer* - Please be aware that the applications are placed on the website to help facilitate the application process. However, we strongly urge the applicant to discuss and direct any questions you may have pertaining to the application to staff.
The City uses Site Plan Approval and these Guidelines to address and resolve design matters related to the proper development of any site.
Site Plan Approval works in conjunction with other approvals such as Zoning or Building Permit approval to provide for well designed and functional sites. The City's general objectives for design are found in the City's Official Plan Chapter 9, Visual Environment and Urban Design as well as throughout other parts of the Official Plan (Waterfront, Heritage Resources). A copy of the Official Plan or excerpts is available from the Planning Department. Site Plan Approval is a Site-specific type of development control authorized under Section 41 of the Planning Act. The Site Plan By-law of the City of Cornwall was approved by Council July 13, 1981 to establish Site Plan Control within the City.
Site Plan Control generally applies to all construction, development and redevelopment within the boundaries of the City of Cornwall, there are some exceptions. They are:
Under the provisions of this By-law, the Appointed Officer has the discretion to exempt development which would have negligible site impact, from all or part(s) of the City's Site Plan procedures on the basis of the definition of development as described in Section 1, and on the basis of the guidelines outlined in the City's Site Plan Manual.
Please consult with the Site Plan Coordinator at the Planning Department before submitting an application. Before an application will be considered as complete, it will be necessary for the applicant to submit all the following required documentation to the Site Plan Control Coordinator.
The basic Site Plan submission requirements include:
Note: The total processing time may vary depending on the complexity of the proposal and issues that may be encountered. Where applicable, development cannot proceed without an approved Site Plan Drawing(s), an executed Site Plan Agreement and until all financial requirements have been met.