North Grenville's Development Review Team (DRT) offers a one-window approach for developers to pre-consult on the technical, engineering and planning approval requirements for their proposals. Formed in 2006, the DRT allows the Municipality to manage the growth and development of the community in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
The DRT gets all of the right people in the same room at the same time, so developers can get all of their questions answered at once. This eliminates the potential for conflicting and overlapping advice, and results in comprehensive, timely planning recommendations and approvals.
“North Grenville is a fantastic community to do business in. Staff provide us tremendous service and make it very easy to continue to invest and grow in the Kemptville market.”
The focus on providing enhanced Client Services leads to a positive, progressive planning program that supports economic development goals. Focusing on client service rather than ‘regulation’ gives North Grenville a competitive advantage over other communities.
The DRT is a key element in making North Grenville investment ready.
The Team includes representatives from the local Conservation Authorities, the local Health Unit, the Fire Chief, as well as staff from the Municipality’s Planning & Building and Public Works Departments, Parks & Recreation and Economic Development Departments and the County Planner
The DRT has helped to position the Municipality as an active partner in the growth and development of the Community and a preferred place to do business. Focusing on Client Service rather than "regulation" gives North Grenville a competitive advantage over other communities.
If you want to set up an appointment to meet with our Development Review Team to discuss your development proposal, please fill in the "Development Review Team - Pre-consultation" form and email it to our Planning Department at
The Development Review Team
The DRT approach works in North Grenville for a number of reasons.
First, as the name itself implies, it is a “Team.” This allows all members to feel like they are part of the process, including the developers.
Second, it allows a development proposal to be viewed from all angles and modifications and improvements considered.
Third, it is a dynamic process, and one that breaks down communication barriers and fosters co-operation among a group of inter-disciplinary experts.
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