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Open Space Design

What is Open Space Design?

Open Space Design refers to the design, planning and implementation of parks and open spaces throughout the Town of Caledon. This includes neighbourhood, community and Town parks along with streetscape, trails, greenway corridors and stormwater management pond planting plans.

The resources below are intended to guide applicants through the development submission and security release process.

Site Plans

 

Plans of Subdivision

 

Capital Projects Street Trees

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.

Please review the guiding documents below.

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.

Please review the guiding documents below.

Planning and Design

Assumption 

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

Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland

The Planning Act and the Town's Official Plan permits 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

In order to determine the payment required, applicants are required to submit an AACI Certified Long Form Appraisal Report, completed by an AACI certified appraiser, to the Town's Lead Planner for review. The Appraisal Report is reviewed by staff and the applicant is notified of the required payment. Where there is question regarding the validity of the report, the report may be peer reviewed at the applicant's cost.

Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland is payable as follows:

  • 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

Open Space Design 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.

Capital Projects

A Capital Project is a project that helps maintain or improve a municipal asset. Capital projects may include new construction, expansion, renovation, or replacement projects for an existing facility or group of facilities.

Please review the guiding documents below.

Tree Related Questions?

If you have questions or concerns with regards to street trees, please contact:

Service Caledon

905.584.2272 x.7750

info@caledon.ca

Contact

  • Development for Site Plans - 905.584.2272 x.4022
  • Development for Subdivisions - 905.584.2272 x.4059