Policy Planning

Responsible for the review and approval of official plan, zoning by-law amendments, façade improvement and brownfields programs.

Planning Advisory Committee Guiding Principles

Contacting Us

In Person:
2nd Floor
Belleville City Hall
169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario

By Phone:
General Inquiries:
(613) 967-3288 or use our Staff Directory

By Email:
Use our: Staff Directory

By Mail:
Policy Section
City of Belleville
169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 2Y8

Planning Advisory Committee

Schedules of Meetings

Planning Advisory Committee

Façade Improvement Committee

Municipal Heritage Committee (Heritage Belleville)

Affordable Housing and Second Unit Policies

Types of Applications:

  • Official plan amendments
  • Zoning by-law amendments
  • Façade improvement program
  • Brownfields program

Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments

  • Submitted application received and reviewed by Staff
  • Application circulated to all residents within 120 metres, as well as public agencies for comment   
  • Statutory public meeting scheduled before Planning Advisory Committee
  • Recommendation to Council
  • If approved, by-law passed
  • By-law in effect upon completion of appeal period
  • We are pleased provide a link to the  Zoning Maps for Belleville & Area

Façade Improvement

  • Program applicable to downtown area as defined in the Community Improvement Plan
  • Submitted grant application reviewed by Staff
  • Application forwarded to the Façade Improvement Committee who review based on the   program’s design criteria, the provisions of the Ontario Building Code, and any input it may solicit from others (i.e. Heritage Belleville)
  • Recommendation to Council
  • If approved, commitment agreement executed with applicant
  • Upon completion of façade project, the applicant submits invoices and/or receipts pertaining to the approved works
  • Applicant submits the Program’s Standard Declaration Form
  • Upon acceptance of the works a cheque is issued for the approved grant


  • Programs applicable to Priority Areas 1 and 2 as defined in the Community Improvement Plan
  • Sites requiring Phase II Environmental Site Assessments are eligible
  • Eligible costs include  Environmental Site Assessment costs and  environmental remediation  costs
  • Registration of Intent to Utilize Programs application form submitted to Staff for review
  • Application forwarded to Brownfields Subcommittee for review
  • Recommendation to Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Recommendation to Council
  • The applicant submits invoices and/or receipts pertaining to eligible environmental costs
  • Further consideration by the Subcommittee, PAC and Council
  • Upon approval of eligible grants, monies dispersed to the applicant

Heritage Properties

Forms and Documents

Fee Schedule

Policy Planning

Application for Official Plan and/or Zoning By-Law Amendment

Application for Façade Improvement

Application for Brownfields (Registration of Intent to Utilize Programs)

Official Plan with Amendments

Official Plan as Adopted

Official Plan Schedule A - Rural

Official Plan Schedule B - Urban

Official Plan Schedule C - Transportation

Loyalist Secondary Plan

Potter Creek Master Drainage Plan

Façade Improvement – Funding Outline

Façade Improvement – Design & Procedural Guide

Façade Improvement – Standard Declaration

Tax Rebates - Downtown Belleville

Downtown Belleville – Community Improvement Plan

Brownfields – Community Improvement Plan

Pre-Consultation Form

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