Planning Services operates within the Community and Development Services Department of the Town of Lakeshore and provides professional planning advice to Council, the public and Council endorsed committees on a wide variety of development and policy related issues. Planning Services supports the public interest through the implementation of the Town's Official Plan(s) and zoning bylaw(s).
The Town of Lakeshore is accountable for protecting provincial policy interest as set out in the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and for ensuring conformity with their Official Plans. The Town of Lakeshore provides for the delivery of the following municipal services as mandated under the Ontario Planning Act and subsection 15.1(3) 15.6(1) of the Ontario Building Code Act (Property Standard Appeals):
- Committee of Adjustment - Minor variances, consents, enlargements, extensions or changes to legal non-conforming uses; consent to mortgages, partial discharge of mortgages, validation of title, access right-of-ways, easement and leases over 21 years and property standard appeals;
- Land Use Planning - Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Plans of subdivisions, Plans of Condominium, Part Lot Control and Site Plan Approvals, and;
- Long Range Planning - Policy Research and Long Range Planning, Official Plan and Zoning By-law updates, Secondary Plan preparation, Special Studies, Population and Demographic Studies, Master Plans, Design Guidelines and Community Improvement, Subdivision summaries, Exhibit preparation and Mapping.
Please contact the Planning Department at (519) 728-2818, ext 286 or ext 276 for details on the applicable fee structures.
Visit the Building page for Development Charges.
A Guide to the Planning Approval Process for Development Applications
A Land Use Planning Guide for Business
Planning Fees - see the Tariff of Fees By-law on our Bylaw page.
Minimum Distance Data Sheet
Environmental Site Screening Questionaire
Site Plan Application
County Road 22 Corridor Study
Corridor Transformation Strategy January 2012
County Road 22 Discussion Report February 2010
Official Plan Amendment County Road 22 Strategy As Modified & Approved by County of Essex October 10, 2013
Official Plan Amendment Schedules C and Schedule A - Community Structure Council Adopted January 10, 2012
New Official Plan and Schedule
Schedule D2 Road Classification Maidstone and Belle River
Final Growth Study
Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw
Lakeshore Zoning Bylaw - Updated October 4, 2013
Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Index Maps - Schedule A - Updated October 4, 2013
Continuous & Intermediate Street Frontage - Schedule B - Council Adopted January 10, 2012
Cash-in-Lieu of Parking - Schedule C - Council Adopted January 10, 2012
Alley / Road Closing Procedures
To close a street or alley, the Planning division must be contacted first. You may contact them at 519-728-2700 Ext. 251. The policy link outlines the formal policy of the Town of Lakeshore.
Closing and Sale of Streets and Alleys Policy