A Site Grading Plan shows the location of the proposed house and the proposed grading of the site. It often shows the existing and proposed water, sanitary, and storm connections to the new house.
A Site Plan is a drawing, or set of drawings, illustrating the physical arrangement of existing property improvements such as buildings, driveways, parking areas, pedestrian sidewalks, fences, municipal services, etc. as well as any proposed improvements. Site plan approval must normally be completed before the issuance of a building permit.
A Site Plan is a requirement for development under Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 Ch.P.13. as amended March 21, 2001. Under this section, municipalities may establish a site plan control area in their Zoning By-laws and then designate specific site plan control areas. Applications are required for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential development.
To clear conditions of site plan control or to file a successful site plan under the legislation, detailed drawings must accompany an application for development through approvals and registration of documents in the Land Registry Office. One of the drawings should be a plan of the property prepared by a licensed Ontario Land Surveyor.