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Planning and Development


Comprehensive planning contributes to successful development. We can help you with everything from site selection to building permit and development applications.

We recognize the integral relationship between Economic Development, Planning and Building Services. Our Economic Development Team is pleased to assist you in navigating the development process. We are available for assistance with site selection and will work with you and the City of  Greater Sudbury to make sure you have everything you need to start your next development project.

The City of Greater Sudbury’s Official Plan helps guide development and land use. It establishes long-term goals, shapes policies and outlines development strategies for our city. It also includes the city’s long-term goals relating to social, economic and environmental matters.

Building permits

If you are renovating, building or demolishing a structure, you need to apply for a building permit. Find out how to apply and get all of the application forms you need on our City’s website.

Development applications

Major development projects must go through a development application and approval process with the City. Learn how to submit a development application and get started today.


Learn the zoning requirements for each area of the city. Before you select a site, you should make sure that the area is properly zoned for your business and industry needs.

We are here to make your transition into business, renovation or expansion easier.  Our Development Ambassador and experts in our Planning and Building Services departments are ready to assist you.