Site Plans, Location Plans and Technical Drawings for Planning Applications

What is a Site Plan?

A site plan is a tool used to manage the overall layout of a lot, regulating a wide variety of possible features of a building project, such as the intended location of the building, driveway, fencing, landscaping, utilities, public or private services, etc. These technical drawings are accurate and to scale and are used to accompany site plan applications. They form part of a site plan agreement with a municipality.

Planning Reports for Proposed Change of Use

A planning report prepared by a qualified professional planner is often required to support a planning application. A planning report is a professional planner’s opinion that what is being proposed in the application is good planning and conforms with the official plan and other policies in effect—simply put, it’s a rationale for the proposed change.

ZanderPlan develops detailed site plans, in consultation with engineers, surveyors and other professionals, to satisfy municipal and agency requirements.


Rural zoning amendment and site plan for an industrial project, which involved county and township approvals, a detailed planning rationale and multiple public meetings:
“Thank you for your excellent presentation and calming influence (at the meeting) tonight. You are a credit to your profession.”

— E. M., Smiths Falls

Complex site plan for the redevelopment of a waterfront lot involving the protection of the property owners’ legal, non-conforming rights. Required approvals from the township and the local conservation authority:
“Tracy, it has been a pleasure to do business with you! We were very impressed with your thorough, professional approach and patience with us. Your calming influence eased us through a complex process. We appreciated your attention to detail and timely action when needed. We would certainly recommend your services to others. Please use our name as a reference anytime.”

— J. & R.H., Drummond

A minor variance for a waterfront redevelopment project that dealt with a complicated site plan involving nearby wetlands. Required approvals from the local conservation authority and Parks Canada:
“ZanderPlan provided us with fast, accurate and knowledgeable assistance when we were applying to rebuild our home. The time we saved filling out the applications and communicating with the Municipality was more than worth it.”

— N. S., Drummond-North Elmsley