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Professional Planning

We can assist you with professional planning services including planning rationales, minor variances, by-law amendments and official plan reviews.

Contact us about your property development project. 

We have been delivering a full range of planning services for over 20 years. Our firm focuses on realistic advice for complex and challenging issues. By combining professional experience, innovative problem solving skills and a thorough knowledge of related policies and legislations, we will help you meet your objectives, anticipate new trends and respond to changing legislation and procedures.

We strive to provide exceptional service and leadership to give you the best possible advice. Each situation is approached creatively with emphasis on practical solutions you can implement. We have successfully completed a wide range of planning projects for local municipalities as well as numerous projects and approvals for the private sector. This mixture of experience in the public and private sector gives us a balanced planning perspective.

Keeping our project results orientated, we understand the need for a wide range of expertise to facilitate complex projects. We assemble the best team for each project. We work closely with professionals from multiple disciplines and are well known for our ability to manage complicated projects within tight timelines and budgets.

Our services include:

  • City, Town & Rural Planning
  • Land Development
  • Expert Evidence and Mediation
  • Municipal Plans & Studies
  • Urban Design / Community Planning
  • Project Facilitation / Management

Our Services start with an investigation into the parcel of land and extend through all planning, design, and surveying phases to post construction services. They include:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Outlines / Conceptual Plans
  • Land Use Amendments
  • Community Stakeholder Consultation
  • Subdivision Design / Plan
  • Master Plans
  • Subdivision Application
  • Plan Approvals
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Engineering Design

Company Divisions & Planning Disciplines

Community Planning

The Challenge

The physical design of neighbourhoods is at the forefront of many municipal and community planning exercises. The real challenge is to creatively apply integrated urban design principles which contribute to the quality of life within communities. Each plan must take into account the needs of the community, planning principles, servicing and financing. A creative yet pragmatic approach to each issue is essential.

Our Approach

We utilize an interactive design process which leads to practical solutions reflecting the vision and character of communities while balancing the needs of our clients, stakeholders and the municipality. This approach relies on tried and true planning and design principles. We have a sound knowledge of the regulatory environment and undertakes thorough investigations of existing site features, surrounding land use, servicing, decommissioning issues and assessment of development/redevelopment options. We are well-known for strong project management and our ability to work with multi-disciplinary team.

Commercial Planning

The Challenge

Commercial planning is an essential component of community building. Comprehensive policy and retail analysis is required to ensure a community’s residents are adequately serviced by retail uses. Implementation through site planning and design must be practical, balancing site context, and urban design principles with private sector requirements.

Our Approach

Extensive experience provides the foundation necessary to understand the needs and expectations of commercial investors. Collett Surveying’s approach is to work cooperatively with approval authorities. We apply practical solutions to complex problems within reasonable timeframes. Collett Surveying applies numerous skills in obtaining development approvals including site design, mediation, project management and expert evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board hearings.

Strategic Planning

The Challenge

Developing a vision-led plan is essential for the long-term quality of life in communities. Each community should consider ways to position themselves for tomorrow. Strong facilitation and communication skills help municipalities take the future into their own hands and be pro-active about future challenges.

Our Approach

Strategic Plans are both a process and a product. Developing long-term plans involves understanding long-term issues affecting quality of life, planning and development, municipal administration and management, natural and physical environments, rural and agricultural resources, economic development and technology, parks and recreation community, and social services.