WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL PLAN?
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 IT BEING UPDATED?
The Planning Act, 1990 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.
HOW DO I STAY INVOLVED?
Find out as much as you can about the proposed official plan. You may want to think about how the plan might affect you, your property and your community. See our useful resources to get started.
Provide written comments
If you have any concerns, you should make sure that you let council know about them early in the process. Council will then have time to think about what you said and may make changes before the plan is adopted. Contact information can be found here.
Attend a public meeting
There will be multiple public meetings and open house sessions. Information will be made public on this website at least 20 days in advance of any meeting.