Community Development Administration is responsible for the overall leadership, support and direction of a large department, which consists of Economic Development, Planning Services, and Building Development Services.

Final Municipal Comprehensive Review

comprehensive review.JPGIn preparation for the next stage of growth and development across Chatham-Kent, Community Development is proceeding with our obligation to perform a Municipal Comprehensive Review.

Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. was retained by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to prepare a Municipal Comprehensive Review in accordance with the requirements of the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement.

A final report was received by Chatham-Kent Council on December 2, 2019. The report includes key background and technical inputs required by the 2014 P.P.S. to inform such recommendations:

  • A long-term population, housing, and employment forecast by Primary Urban Centre, Secondary Urban Centre and rural area
  • A review of opportunities to accommodate residential and non-residential development within the built-up area and designated greenfield areas
  • An assessment of long-term residential, commercial, and employment land needs

Services provided by each division include the following:

Building Development Services

Building Development Services provides enforcement of the Ontario Building Code through plan review, permit issuance, inspections, enforcement, and code interpretation by skilled and provincially certified staff. 

Planning Services

The Chatham-Kent Planning Services Team is a group of individuals that plan, assess and monitor land uses and the land use needs of the community over the course of time. 

Economic Development Services

Whether you are a Fortune 500 or founded in a basement office, the team at Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre are here to help you start, grow, support, and invest in your business.