If you are planning construction of a new building or addition, you need to know if your property is subject to Site Plan Control.
The site plan process is a key component of the implementation of the Mississauga Official Plan and its character areas. These areas contain policies which relate to technical matters and design issues. The policies relate to transportation, environmental concerns, and easements, among other matters.
Areas under site plan control are identified by the Site Plan Control By-law. It’s important to determine this before you begin the building permit application process, as Site Plan Approval is one of the requirements of a complete building permit application.
You can also use the find property information tool to see if your property is subject to site plan control.
The Site Plan Control By-law states that all land within the City is designated as a Site Plan Control area and that no person can undertake development without site plan approval.
The by-law goes on to exempt certain types of development (Section 4), then further describes a number of exceptions to these exemptions.
The by-law also contains 20 schedules that geographically identify lands subject to Site Plan Control.
For those properties subject to Site Plan Control, a building permit cannot be issued until site plan approval has been granted.
Learn more about the site plan approval process.
You can find information about a specific property including planning application activity.
If you’re still not sure whether your property is subject to site plan control, please contact us at 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).