Site plan control is a type of development control in addition to zoning that is used for development in municipalities. It allows the municipality to control development details. Council or its designated planning official approves all of the plans for the project, including site plans, land surveys, engineering elevation (grading) drawings and architectural plans, site servicing, storm water management, landscaping and traffic plans for the development prior to the issuance of the building permit. A site plan agreement is signed and registered on title. It ensures that the development is built and maintained as approved; new developments meet certain standards of quality and appearance; there is safe and easy access for pedestrians and vehicles; there is adequate parking, landscaping and drainage, and nearby properties are protected from noise, nuisance and other losses of amenities. Conditions of site plan approval must be met and final inspections undertaken at the time the development is completed.