Councillor’s View – Stittsville Planning Primer

Dear Residents,


I hope that you will be able to join me at the Stittsville Planning Primer being held on Thursday, April 6th to learn more about the planning process in relation to development in Stittsville.  Planning and development in Stittsville is a vast topic and we are experiencing development throughout our community.


I feel it is important to share planning information with the community as frequently as possible so that residents have a greater understanding of the development process and also know what to expect with new developments.  The City runs Planning Primers at City Hall a few times a year so that residents throughout the City can learn more about the development process.  I think these sessions would be of interest to Stittsville residents but I also know that residents in Stittsville are not interested in travelling to City Hall to attend information sessions and that is why I requested the City provide a Planning Primer in Stittsville.


The Stittsville Planning Primer will cover the information presented at the City Planning Primers with a specific focus and examples to Stittsville developments. The Planning Primer is the perfect opportunity for residents and community associations to learn about the necessary background in understanding the development process. It is a great means of keeping our community educated and up-to-date on all things that are going on in Stittsville.


A full detailed invitation with agenda is available for review here.


The event will take place from 6:30-9:30 (the presentation will begin at 7:00) Thursday, April 6th at the Goulbourn Recreational Complex Hall A and will provide a condensed introduction with materials covered in the City’s Planning Primer 1 and 2. For those unable to attend, I will be happy to share the information discussed in next week’s newsletter.


Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. For accessibility accommodation requests (such as wheelchairs, mobility challenges, etc), please email me at by March 31, 2017.


In advance of the Primer, I would also like to take a moment to provide residents with some information pertaining to how planning is conducted within the City of Ottawa. This week, I encourage residents to review some background information on what is a Consent to Sever or a Minor Variance.


For more information on Planning and Development Applications, you can also review that here.