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Planning - Zoning

Marc Bancroft
Senior Planner

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519-268-7334 x223

Planning Services for the Municipality of Thames Centre 
are provided by the County of Middlesex.

Senior Planner, Marc Bancroft, is at the Thames Centre Municipal Office
two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


The Municipality of Thames Centre Official Plan is administered by the Planning Department. The Official Plan is a policy document adopted by Council that identifies a vision for the long term land use of the Municipality. At the present time, the Municipality is completing its first ever Official Plan, a draft of which can be accessed from this site using the links below. In addition to the Official Plan, Planning Services also prepares Secondary Plans which plan for the development of specific areas within the Municipality.

The Municipality of Thames Centre Comprehensive Zoning By-law is prepared under the direction of the Planning Department. This by-law implements the Official Plan policies and identifies permitted uses for each property within the Municipality along with restrictions and building specifications.

The Planning Department deals with applications for Rezonings, Official Plan Amendments, Plans of Subdivision - Condominiums, Site Plan Agreements, Minor Variances and Severances. The Planning Department also prepares statistical information such as population counts and projections, inventories of industrial and commercial properties and updates development application information.

Application Forms

Consent Application
Official Plan Amendment Application
Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Site Plan Application

Minor Variance Application

Planning Public Notice Page



Development Charges (DC)

DC By-law 69-2018

Zoning Bylaw PDF

Zoning By-Law - 58 MB Download

The Citizens’ Guide to Land Use Planning


Thames Centre Official Plan

Thames Centre Official Plan graphic and link



Information is available in PDF format only. These documents can be downloaded and printed at any time. Click here to download the latest free version of Acrobat Reader

Please note that some PDF files are rather large and will involve a significant download time for slower internet connections.

Official Plan - 5 MB Download

Other Planning Related PDF Documents

Dorchester Long-Term Water Supply Study Class EA ESR
Dorchester Planning Area Master Servicing Study
Thorndale Master Servicing Servicing Plan Review Class EA

Official Maps

Municipality of Thames Centre
Village of Dorchester
Village of Thorndale



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