VICTORIA HALL,
SECOND FLOOR, EAST WING
55 King Street West
Cobourg ON K9A 2M2

Glenn McGlashon
Director of Planning & Development
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905-372-1005 (ext 4450)
905-372-1533 (fax)

Rob Franklin
Manager of Planning Services
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905-372-1005 (ext 4453)
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Desta McAdam
Planner I - Development
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905-372-1005 (ext. 4302)
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Alison Torrie-Lapaire
Planner I - Heritage
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905-372-1005 (ext. 4455)
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The Planning Department is responsible for the review, processing and approval of all planning applications, such as: Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Plans of Subdivision, Consents, Minor Variances, Site Plan Control, etc.

Specifically, Planning Department staff are responsible for the following:

COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW

A Zoning By-law is a regulatory document which implements the policy direction outlined in the Official Plan. Using a series of land use zones and corresponding text, a Zoning By-law generally spells out how land and buildings may be used, where buildings and other structures may be located, and what constraints may be applicable to the development of a particular property. Contrary to the Official Plan, a Zoning By-law is a legally enforceable document which is designed to regulate land use and future development. Significant changes to land uses or zone regulations require a Zoning By-law Amendment, and possible an Official Plan Amendment. Small, technical adjustments to By-law provisions may be accommodated by way of a Minor Variance.

The Planning Department has prepared a brochure to assist an applicant with an Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law Amendment application. The brochure outlines required information for a complete application; time frames; fees and charges; contact names, etc: The Citizens Guide to Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments.

Current Official Plan Amendments and Zoning By-law Amendment Notices are posted in the Planning Advisory Committee web page.

Schedule A Key Map


Attached is a readable or printable copy of the Town of Cobourg, COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 85-2003.

SCHEDULE 'C' to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 85-2003



PLAN OF SUBDIVISION

The mechanism available to divide one property into multiple lots (usually a group of lots greater than 5 lots) is called the Plan of Subdivision process. Plans of Subdivision depict accurate measurements of lots and public streets and, once approved and registered, provide a legal means of conveying a number of properties. In considering approval of a Plan of Subdivision, Council must have regard to Provincial Policy directives, the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and other planning and engineering issues.

The Planning Department has prepared a brochure to assist an applicant with an Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law Amendment application. The brochure outlines required information for a complete application; time frames; contacts, etc: The Citizen's Guide to Plans of Subdivisions


SITE PLAN CONTROL

Site Plan Control is a tool utilized by the Municipality to ensure that specific development proposals meet the Official Plan and Zoning By-law objectives. Essentially, site plans approved under this process are very detailed and outline precisely how a particular property will be developed. A legally-binding contract, called a Development Agreement, is prepared which contains numerous site performance standards and obligations which must be fulfilled by the proponent. Site Plan approval is typically the last planning approval necessary before a Building Permit is issued.

The Planning Department has prepared a brochure to assist an applicant with an Site Plan or Site Plan Amendment application. The brochure outlines required information for a complete application; time frames involved, contacts, a sample application; etc.:
The Citizen's Guide to Site Plan Review.

Town of Cobourg 2015 Development Charges & Building Fees
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COBOURG EAST COMMUNITY SECONDARY PLAN

The Cobourg East Community Secondary Plan schedules are posted on the following attachments

Schedule 1 Schedule 2 Schedule 3 Schedule 4

Amendment No.61 (367kb)

Cobourg East Urban Design (pdf format)
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