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Development and Planning

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Planning & Development is here to help residents, developers, builders and others in planning, designing and building a successful community. The department is responsible for Development Approvals, Policy Planning, and Heritage Planning. 

For more information, please see the links below:


Draft Development Development Charges Background Study

The Development Charges Act requires municipalities to carry out a detailed background study prior to enacting a new development charge by-law. This study requires a review of past capital expenditures, capital forecasts, average levels of service, operational costs, and assessed values of property and equipment. The Town of Prescott’s Development Charges By-law has expired and as such a new by-law must be developed. The completion and publication of the Development Charges Background Study is the first step towards developing a new By-law. Comments and/or questions can be directed to:  Pierre Mercier, CAO, at:

Draft Development Charges Background Study