Landscape Requirements

Open Space Design refers to the planning, design and construction of parks and open spaces. In Caledon development applications must meet our landscape requirements. These include features such as parks, streetscapes, trails, greenway corridors and plantings in stormwater management ponds. 

Site Plans

Site Plans are an essential component of the development review process. The intention is to complement the objectives of the Official Plan and the requirements of the Zoning By-law. The implementation of Site Plan Control enables the Town of Caledon to ensure that all new site specific development will be designed in accordance with the requirements of all provincial, regional and municipal authorities.

 Planning and Design

 

For ease of processing, all documents are to reference the applicable Site Plan Approval number (SPA#), civic address and applicant name.

 Securities Release

 

Site inspections for landscape security release are normally conducted between May 15th and October 15th

Plans of Subdivision

Plans of Subdivision are an essential component of the development review process, allowing for one large parcel of land to be divided into two or more smaller land parcels. The intention is to complement the objectives of the Official Plan and the requirements of the Zoning By-law. The implementation of plans of subdivision enables the Town of Caledon to ensure that all new subdivision developments will be designed in accordance with the requirements of all provincial, regional and municipal authorities.

 Planning and Design

Assumption 

Stage 1 - Preliminary Acceptance Template

Stage 2 - Interim Acceptance Template

Stage 3 - Assumption Template

 

Site inspections for assumption are normally conducted between May 15 and October 15.

Cash in Lieu of Parkland

The Planning Act and the Official Plan permit the Town to collect Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland at the following rates:

  • 2% for Industrial and Commercial uses, and
  • 5% or 1 hectare per 300 units for Residential uses

To determine the payment required, you are required to submit to the lead planner an Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) Certified Long Form Appraisal Report (completed by an AACI-certified appraiser). After we review the report we will let you know what payment is required. If there is a question about the validity of the report, the report may be peer-reviewed for an additional cost.

Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland is payable:

  • In the case of development or re-development of land, prior to the issuance of a Building Permit
  • In the case of a plan of subdivision, prior to registration
  • In the case of a consent (severance), prior to final approval

Street Trees

The Town is responsible for the approval of developer installed trees on Town property. In newly constructed subdivisions, street trees are planted by the developer in accordance to the Town's approved subdivision and site plans. Considerable effort and planning goes into creating subdivision and site plans that offer the best placement and mixture of tree species.

Where street trees are planted on Town property, the tree remains the responsibility of the developer until the subdivision or site plan has been taken over (assumed) by the Town of Caledon.

If a street tree dies or is damaged before the subdivision is assumed, replacement is the responsibility of the developer. After the subdivision is assumed, street tree maintenance becomes the responsibility of the Town of Caledon.