Site Plan Agreement and Control

Site Plan Control Agreement

A site plan control agreement is required whenever you are looking to develop land. It is the process used to control and regulate various features on the site of the actual development, which includes the location of the building, landscaping, drainage, parking, and access. A site plan control agreement ensures that you have all of the appropriate approvals before making a significant investment in your property.

Site plan approval is required for all new commercial, industrial and institutional uses. It is also required for some residential uses, such as apartment buildings and townhouse complexes.


Pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, the whole of the City of Woodstock is designated as a site plan control area. In accordance with the City of Woodstock Site Plan Control By-law No. 8711-11, a Site Plan Control application is required for the following forms of development:

  • The construction or placement of a building, or addition to a building/structure, that has the effect of increasing the size of the development or usability of the site;
  • The establishment of a paved parking lot with five or more spaces, or the establishment of paving with a total lot area of 100 square meters (1,076.4 square feet ) or more; and,
  • Any alteration to the existing grading and/or drainage patterns of an existing site.

All submissions for Site Plan Control must meet the requirements of the City of Woodstock Zoning By-law No. 8626-10, as amended. Please consult with the City of Woodstock Engineering Department or County of Oxford Community Planning Office to determine if your property is subject to site plan control.

Who Can Apply

The application is to be completed by the property owner, or their duly appointed and authorized agent. Where the application is being made by an agent, written authorization from the owner must be included in the application submission

Site Plan Control Approval Process

The site plan approval process consist of five steps, as follows:

  1. Pre-consultation
  2. Application Submission
  3. Circulation
  4. Site Plan Review Meeting
  5. Final Approval

Follow the link to the County Website for detailed information on the Site Plan Approval Process.

Site Plan Control Application

The Site Plan Control Agreement Application Form must be completed in full and returned to the Community Planning Office, Oxford County, P.O. Box 1614, 21 Reeve Street, Woodstock, ON, N4S 7Y3, along with all drawings.  If you have any questions regarding this application or process, please contact Oxford County at 519-539-9800 and ask for the Community Planning Office. 


The applicable fees are to be paid by cash or cheque payable to County of Oxford. Fees are not subject to HST.

  1. New site plan application fee $1,250 + $2,500 Public Works review fee, totaling $3,750 or
  2. Amendment to a previous site plan $750 + $1,500 Public Works review fee, totaling $2,250

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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