Oshawa's Development Services Department will provide a report to the City's Development Services Committee on November 28, 2022 regarding several matters related to planning application processes in Oshawa. One element of this report will be about changes to planning application fees.
A draft amendment to Schedule "D" (Planning Application Fees) of the City's General Fees and Charges Bylaw as amended has been sent out ahead of the report.
Typically on January 1 of every year, planning application fees increase by 3% automatically. The report will consider fee increases greater than 3% for certain application types effective January 1, 2023. Staff have said that planning applications have grown in complexity and many of the City's planning fees are well below other lakeshore municipalities in Durham.
According to City staff, further explanation regarding the fee changes will be contained in the report. The report also addresses certain changes to planning application processes in Oshawa as a result of Bill 109. Access to the report will be available starting Thursday, November 24, 2022 here.
The report and recommendations are anticipated to be considered by council on December 12, 2022.
If you have any comments or concerns, please contact Stacey.