New Online Submission Process for Planning Applications

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The Town of Midland continues to improve its internal processes and create efficiencies where possible by helping development applicants navigate the Planning approvals process with a new online submission portal via the Town’s website.

“The launch of this new online program is a significant improvement to the development application review process at the Town of Midland,” said Mayor Bill Gordon. “The goal of our Planning department is to enhance the customer experience for developers and businesses so that they can continue to grow and prosper in our Town.”

The new process provides a central, secure location for applicants to submit their applications and supporting documents digitally. It also facilitates a more streamlined intake, improving communication between applicants and Town staff through the application process.

The following application types can now be accessed through the Town’s website:

  • Consent (including land severances and easements)
  • Minor Variance
  • Official Plan Amendment
  • Site Plan Control
  • Subdivision and Condominium
  • Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Pre-Consultation Requests
  • Preliminary Review Requests

In addition to the online forms, new Information Sheets can be found on the Town’s website as a valuable starting point to help members of the public better understand certain Planning Actapplication types and their related processes.

“Transforming the planning application process is an important first step for Midland as we move toward implementing a more fulsome planning application software in the near future,” said Steve Farquharson, Acting Director of Planning, Building and By-law.

Applicants can access the new online Planning forms by visiting the Planning and Development webpage at and selecting the required application type.