Site Plan Control


What is a Site Plan?

A site plan establishes both the design and technical aspects of development proposals. It also ensures that the project blends with the character of the neighbourhood or local business area and meets the Town's development requirements for matters such as site servicing, setbacks, parking requirements and storm water management. Site plan approval is regulated by the Planning Act of Ontario.

The entire Town of Greater Napanee is designated by Council as a "Site Plan Control Area". A building permit cannot be issued and development cannot begin until site plan approval has been obtained.

Under the legislation, the Town can request site plans showing the locations of all facilities and works, elevation drawings showing massing and conceptual design, landscape plans, vehicular and pedestrian access, parking, and grading and drainage.

The Town recommends a pre-consultation meeting be held prior to submission of an Application for Site Plan Approval.

The nature of each Site Plan Application will vary, and the process will sometimes fluctuate accordingly. In addition to public input, review may be needed from other agencies or consultants specialized in specific design for development.


Application for Site Plan Approval

Quinte Conservation Authority

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Note: Additional fees are payable to the relevant agencies.

Greater Napanee Planning Fees - Schedule “A” to By-law No. 07-62 (Tariff of Planning Fees By-law) as amended by By-law No. 2020-0046

Type of ApplicationFee PayableInitial Deposit Payable
Application to
Committee of Adjustment
Minor Variance  $500.00  $0 
Severance / Consent (deposit only required if property is not on municipal water service) $1,000.00 $500.00
Certificate of Validation  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for
Zoning By-law Amendment 
Zoning By-law Amendment  $1,000.00  $1,500.00 
Removal of 'H' Symbol  $500.00  $1,000.00 

Application for

Official Plan Amendment 

Official Plan Amendment  $1,500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for Plan of Subdivision, Condominium or
Conversion of Rental Property to Condominium etc. 
Request Draft Plan Approval  $2,000.00  $5,000.00 
Amend Draft Plan Conditions  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Request for Final Plan Approval  $2,000.00  $5,000.00 
Amend Subdivision or Condominium Agreement  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for
Site Plan Control Agreement 
Minor Site Plan: Up to and including 6 multi-family residential units or commercial/industrial development totaling up to 465 m2 (5,000 ft2) $1,000.00  $1,500.00 
Major Site Plan: Greater than 6 multi-family residential units or commercial/industrial development totaling greater than 465 m2 (500 ft2)  $1,500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for Lifting Part-lot Control  $500.00 plus $100.00/lot created  $1,500.00 
Application for Foreclosure or Exercise of Power of Sale  $500.00  $1,500.00 

All of the foregoing application fees are non-refundable and do not include any external costs that the Municipality may incur in connection with its review of the application. 


If you'd like to receive a copy of the Town's Site Plan Control Guide, please call the Development Services office at 613-856-2250.

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