The Township of McNab/Braeside’s Planning Advisory Committee is comprised of Council Members and meets during the Regular Council Meeting on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The Township utilizes the services of the County of Renfrew planners to assist them with various planning matters.  The planners also provide a pre-consultation service to residents of the Township (or their agents) when they are proposing minor variances or consents as well as official plan or zoning by-law amendments and new subdivisions.


Bruce Howarth, Manager of Planning
Planning Services Manager
613-735-3204 Fax: 613-735-2492

Zoning By-Law - See Municipal By-Law's 2010-49, as amended 

Soil Classification Map (April 2023)

The Consent Process

A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form two new adjoining properties. This is commonly known as a consent. It is required if you want to sell, mortgage, charge or enter into any agreement for (at least 21 years) a portion of your land. If the two parts are split already, by a road or railway for example, consent is not needed.

The Minor Variance Process

The following provides the general process for Minor Variance applications, however, each application is different and therefore further information may be required prior to acceptance When applying for a Minor Variance please note that the application form outlines the information that is required under the Planning Act.

Official Plan

Official Plan County Council adopted an Official Plan for the County of Renfrew on March 27, 2002. The Plan was approved with modifications by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on June 16, 2003. The Plan was updated (Five-Year...