Planning Development Services houses both Planning and Building. Planning oversees development control and zoning as well as long range community planning.

The Planning Department provides information, expertise and guidance to the public relative to development approval processes, Official Plan Policies and the Zoning By-law.
The services offered are as follows:

  • Providing information to organizations and developers; consulting with those seeking or considering using planning services; responding to telephone and counter inquiries
  • Maintaining a current Official Plan
  • Maintaining a current comprehensive Zoning By-law
  • Processing applications to approve Consent Applications, Minor Variances, Zoning By-law amendments, Official Plan amendments, subdivisions, condominiums, site plans and various agreements
  • Providing compliance reports and lawyer's letters
  • Providing comments to the Committee of Adjustment
  • Preparing reports to Council and documents for reference by the public

To view the Official Plan, Zoning By-law, applications, Committee of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Committee Agendas and minutes, please click on the PDF documents below. For the most up to date version or to ensure no changes have been made to any parts of the Official Plan or Zoning By-law, please contact the Planning Department. 

Official Plan (Office Consolidation)
Ontario Municipal Board Decision
West Nipissing Official Plan Land Use Schedule

Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-45
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (Index Map)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (A1 to D7)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (E1 to F8)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (G1 to M4)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Schedules (Sturgeon Falls)
Comprehensive Zoning By-law Appendices

Application for Consent
Application for Minor Variance
Application for Official Plan Amendment / Zoning By-law Amendment
Application for Subdivision
Application for Condominium
Planning and Building Information Request
By-law 2016/28 - Amending Planning Fees

Provincial Policy Statement (PPS):
PPS 2014
Introduction to the PPS 2014 — Northern Ontario
Land Use Planning (MMAH Website)

Contact Information:

Municipality of West Nipissing
101-225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-2250
Fax: (705)753-3950

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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Natasha Liard Bigras, Planning & Building Clerk
(705) 753-2250, ext 6949
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