WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL
An Official Plan is a municipal policy document that guides decisions on land use and development. It sets out the vision, goals, and objectives for the municipality, and provides broad direction on matters such as growth management, infrastructure, protecting natural resources, employment lands, housing, natural hazards, parks, and the public realm.
WHY IS THE OFFICIAL PLAN BEING UPDATED?
The Planning Act requires municipalities to update existing Official Plans every ten years to ensure that they conform to, and do not conflict with, provincial plans and (in some cases) upper-tier municipal policies.