By Jane Hobson
Carleton Place council received information about the Planning Activity End of Year 2016 Report at the Jan. 10, 2016 meeting – the first meeting after the holiday break.
The approved report, which deals with development services and planning matters in the Town of Carleton Place, highlighted successful developments in 2016 such as the signing of the Jackson Ridge subdivision and Brigil subdivision agreements.
In 2016, there was a 17 per cent increase in pre-consultations and development permits issued than in 2015.
“Several years in a row we’ve seen an increase so I think things are looking quite good,” said Councillor Sean Redmond, chair of the planning and protection committee responsible for the report. “It shows we’re steadily growing – it’s a good thing.”
The planning department will continue to run effectively and efficiently in 2017, Redmond said.