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The Planning and Development Division helps residents, developers, builders and others in planning, designing and building the City. Our team is committed to the responsible management of growth and development which will enhance the quality of life for all who work, live and visit Clarence-Rockland.

The Planning and Development Division provides elected officials, decision-makers and the community with sound planning advice and effective land-use decisions.

The Division is mainly responsible for the following:

  • long-range policy planning (Official Plan, secondary plans, zoning by-law reviews and other studies);
  • Development approvals (new subdivisions/condominium, site plans, intensification projects, official plan/zoning by-law amendments, consents, minor variances, lifting of part lot);
  • zoning by-law administration and interpretation;
  • sign permit approvals;
  • grading review;
  • subdivision and site plan engineering inspections;
  • civic addressing and street naming;
  • Committee of Adjustment; and
  • provides professional advice and information to local residents, landowners, development community and real estate agents.