Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily amended our submission process for all applications pertaining to planning, development, building and licensing. Only digital applications will be accepted for all services. Development & Compliance Services staff and our partners are making best efforts to advance applications in a timely fashion. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Start a development application
Please submit all applications and general inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following new applications may be submitted:
- Official plan amendments and re-zoning applications
- Draft plan of subdivision applications (having completed an Initial Proposal Review within the past 24 months)
- Vacant land condominium applications (having completed an Initial Proposal Review within the past 24 months)
- All other condominium applications
- Site plan applications
- Minor variances
- Administrative applications related to permit issuance, including but not limited to holding provision removals, part-lot control applications, draft plan extensions, etc.
Due to resourcing constraints for Development Services and its partners, application review will be prioritized as follows:
- Applications that are required to facilitate near-term building permit issuance (holding provision removals, part-lot control, water quality change requests)
- Affordable housing applications
- Applications for industrial lands
- Applications where pre-application consultation has occurred within 24 months of the submission date
- Applications where pre-application consultation has occurred more than 24 months from the submission date
- Other applications not covered above (site alteration agreements, draft plan extensions, etc.)
Site plans and compliance
The City utilizes site plan control to ensure safe, functional and high quality developments are constructed throughout the city. To initiate the site plan approval (SPA) process (apply for a site plan) applicants are encouraged to contact Development Services staff to arrange an informal discussion. This is the potential applicant's opportunity to discuss their proposal, generally. Subsequent to this meeting, a submission may be made for site plan consultation.
All site plans are processed internally by multi-disciplinary teams of planners, engineers, site development planners, landscape architects and technicians, not to mention the various departments and agencies that provide feedback throughout the consultation and application process(es).
For general inquiries, contact Heather McNeely, Manager, Development Services (Site Plans).
Compliance inspections and security releases
Submit subdivision requests to email@example.com
Submit site plan requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite inspections will require supervision by the owner or its agent to ensure that health and safety measures are in place and maintained, including the use of personal protective equipment and appropriate physical distancing from Inspection staff. Should measures not be in place/be maintained, Inspection staff will leave the site and a new site inspection will need to be rescheduled once proper measures are in place.
Subdivisions, condos, consents and compliance
Subdivision final approval is available and can be coordinated through the applicable senior planner.
Condominium and consent agreements and approval are progressing and can be coordinated through the applicable senior planner.
Compliance inspections and security releases are available and can be coordinated via email at email@example.com
ECAs are being reviewed and digital submissions have been agreed to by the Ministry.
For general inquiries, contact Matt Feldberg, Manager, Development Services (Subdivisions)
Re-zoning and minor variances
For general inquiries, contact Michael Tomazincic, Manager, Current Planning
Planning Application Fees
Planning Application Fees are contained in the Fees and Charges By-law A-55 These fees are subject to change without notice and exclude applicable taxes. Planning applications include:
- Official Plan amendments
- Zoning by-law amendments
- Removal of holding provisions
- Minor variances
- Site plans
Fees effective January 1, 2020:
- Site plan approval residential - 1-5 units $1024, Residential over 5 units $1024 plus $51.20/unit
- Site plan approval non-residential - $1024 plus variable fee of (total Gross Floor Area sqm less 1000 sqm x $1.02)
- Site plan amendment - $768
- Fire route - $768
- Municipal street renumbering - $512
- Commemorative street application fee - $512
- Street renaming - $512 plus costs of signage, installation advertising and $200/house
- Official Plan amendment - $12,288
- Zoning by-law amendment - $11,014
- Combined OPA and ZBA - $20,480
- Subdivisions - $15,360 plus variable fees of $153.60 per single family lot, plus $307.20 per block for multiple family residential, commercial industrial, institutional or park blocks
- Condominiums - $7,680 plus $153.20/unit (Vacant land plus $153.20/unit), $3072 (Standard), $1843.20 (Amalgamated)
- Consents - $1536 for first lot to be created and $153.60 for each additional lot
- Minor variances - $409.60 - $1,228.80
- Deeming by-law - $1,000
- Consultation - $256 (refunded upon submission of an application)
- Compliance inspections - $256 (after second inspection)
Planning & Development Application Forms
The application forms provided below are available as PDF documents. Some of the documents are fillable online forms and others require you to manually enter information by hand.
Public Participation Meeting Process
As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the regulations and guidelines provided by the Province of Ontario, the Public Participation Meeting process has been modified.
COVID-19 Modified Public Participation Process
The capacity for individuals in City Hall meeting rooms and the Council Chambers Public Gallery will reflect the requirement for 2 metre physical distancing, with designated seating and standing areas being provided. Please refer to the public meeting notice for all options available for you to participate in the planning process.
Public Participation Meeting (PPM) Process
Members of the public are asked to pre-register to speak in person at a PPM.
- Speakers will be limited to five minutes of verbal presentation.
- Pre-register by calling 519-661-2489 x 7100 or by emailing PPMClerks@london.ca. Please indicate the PPM subject matter when contacting the Clerk’s Office. Registrations will be confirmed.*
When pre-registering, members of the public will have a brief COVID-19 health screening and will be asked to self-screen prior to entering City Hall.
When pre-registering, members of the public will be advised which meeting room to attend on the second floor of City Hall.
Presentations will be strictly verbal. Any other submission of photos, slides or written information must be made outside of the PPM. These can be forwarded to the Planner associated with this application and/or to the registration email, noted above. In order to be considered, all submissions should be made prior to the Council meeting when the Planning and Environment Committee recommendation regarding the subject matter is considered.
* Notice of Collection of Personal Information – information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and the Planning Act, 1990 RSO 1990, c.P. 13, and will be used by Members of Council and City of London staff in their consideration of this matter.
Public Participation Meeting (PPM) Process – At the meeting
- Members of the public should self-screen before entering City Hall. You likely will be greeted by security upon entering the building.
- Members of the public should convene in the assigned seating, in the appropriate meeting room for the PPM as noted in the pre-registration.
- Each committee room will broadcast the meeting taking place in the Council Chambers.
- City Staff will be in each room to assist members of the public.
- When appropriate, individual members of the public will have an opportunity to speak to the committee, using the camera/microphone in the committee room. Floor markings will indicate where to stand.
- Committee members and staff will be present in the Chambers (physically, or by remote attendance).
- There will be no public access to the Council floor.
Committee of Adjustment Hearings Process
COVID-19 Modified Committee of Adjustment Hearings Process
Prior to the hearing
Members of the public are asked to pre-register if possible to speak in person at a public hearing.
- Pre-register by calling Dan Murphy, acting Secretary Treasurer, London Committee of Adjustment at 519-661-CITY (2489) x 5923 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the submission number.
Presentations by applicants and members of the public will be strictly verbal. Any other submission of photos, slides or written information must be submitted in advance of the public hearing. These can be forwarded to the Secretary Treasurer. In order to be considered, all submissions should be made prior to noon the day of the scheduled public hearing.
Public hearing process – At the hearing
- Applicants and members of the public should self-screen for COVID-19 before entering City Hall, and anticipate being greeted by security and asked further COVID-19 screening questions upon entering City Hall.
- Applicants and members of the public are asked to enter City Hall no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled hearing time.
- When appropriate, applicants and members of the public will have an opportunity to speak to the Committee, using the microphone in the meeting room. Floor markings will indicate where to stand.