The site plan approval process is a form of development control authorized by the Planning Act. Following a detailed review of project development plans, Planning department staff may grant site plan approval if all Municipal, Regional and other agency standards have been met.

How do I apply for site plan approval?

To apply for site plan approval, you must complete the Site Plan Approval Guide and Application and submit it to the Planning department.

Why do we need the site plan approval process?

The site plan approval process allows Township staff to review and approve development details, such as:

  • Building locations and setbacks
  • Parking facilities
  • Landscaping
  • Grading
  • Servicing
  • Snow storage
  • Lighting

This review allows us to ensure that the Township's minimum standards have been met before construction of a project begins. Once the site plan has been approved, the owner and the Municipality enter into a site plan agreement, a contract that binds the owner to develop and maintain the site according to the approved plans and the terms of the agreement.

Who must follow the site plan approval process?

Generally, all commercial, industrial and high density residential properties in the Township of Scugog are subject to Site Plan control and must follow the site plan approval process.