Planning and Development



The primary responsibility of the Town of Whitby's Planning and Development Department is to assist Town Council and members of the public in matters related to land use planning.

Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Town. It helps determine how our community should be shaped, where homes and businesses should be built, where parks and schools should be located, and where and how other essential services should be provided.

Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want.

The Planning and Development Department oversees a variety of planning applications and special projects and consists of five sections:

Boards and Committees

Council and Committee Agendas

Council and Committee agendas are posted on the Wednesday prior to a meeting and are available online.

Current Agendas and Reports

Planning Fees

The Planning Fees page lists fees for various planning related applications.

Notice of Public Meeting for Development Related Fees

The Town of Whitby Planning Committee will hold a Public Meeting to consider and receive public input with regard to enactment of a by-law under Section 7 of the Building Code Act that will impose and change building permit and development related fees, some of which were not in force on the day this notice is given.  Planning Committee will also consider and receive public input regarding changes to planning application fees.

The meeting will take place on:

Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Whitby Municipal Building, Council Chambers
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Information regarding the proposed Development Related Fees is available in the following pdf documents:

Notice of Public Meeting
Report CS 47-18

Alternatively copies are available upon request by contacting the Treasury Department at 905.430.4300 x.2233 or by email at .

Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing provides an in -depth look at the various types of planning applications and information ranging from The Planning Act to Official Plans, Subdivisions, Zoning By-laws, Land Severances, and the Ontario Municipal Board. To view this information, visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.

Zoning By-law Amendments Related to Parking Standards and Provisions

On September 8, 2014 Council passed two Zoning By-law amendments to introduce updated parking standards for Zoning By-laws 1784 and 2585.

Parking Standards and Provisions Zoning By-law 1784

Parking Standards and Provisions Zoning By-law 2585