Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life. It helps decide where in our community homes and industries should be built; where parks and schools should be located; and where roads, sewers and other essential services should be provided.
Land use planning means managing our land and resources. It balances the interests of the individual property owners with the wider interests and objectives of the whole community.
Good planning leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want. For more information about land use planning in the City of Pembroke contact the Planning Department:
Colleen Sauriol, Manager-Planning, Building & By-law Enforcement
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1301
Fax: (613) 735-3660
There are two documents which govern development within the City: the Official Plan and the Comprehensive Zoning By-law.
During the early consultation, you should meet with the approval authority to discuss your application and to clarify what information is required for a complete application. This will ensure that the approval authority has all the information required to make an appropriate decision without incurring unnecessary delays.
The plan review process benefits individuals involved in land use planning by:
- Saving time by reducing duplication between government agencies or ministries.
- Streamlining the process by having clearly-defined roles and lines of communication.
- Allowing for local decision making as an increasing number of municipalities or planning boards take on the responsibility of making decisions on planning applications.
- Providing clarity through a co-ordinated provincial position on planning applications.
Land use planning encompasses:
For guidelines on any of the above Land Use Planning read the Guildline for Reviewing Development Proposals.
To view the Fees and Charges associated with some of the above applications, click here.