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Consultation now open for Zoning By-law review

February 9, 2023

The municipality is seeking public input on the County’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law review.

A Zoning By-law is a legal document approved by County Council that regulates the use of land within a community. The by-law implements the land use objectives and policies of the County’s Official Plan and helps manage potential conflicts between land use. It also provides detailed standards for how a property can be used and may be developed within the community.

The Zoning By-law Review is an opportunity for the first thorough examination of the document since amalgamation. It gives the municipality the chance to develop a more cohesive and modern document that reflects the community now and where it is heading over the next several years.

The County is also required to undertake a review of its Zoning By-law to conform to, and implement, the Official Plan. The updated Official Plan for Prince Edward County was approved by Council in February 2021 and received final approval in July 2021 by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

WSP has been retained as the planning consultant to support the County’s Zoning By-law review. Through this review, the municipality will seek to address any existing technical errors in the current Zoning By-law, improve clarity and enforceability, respond to changes in upper-level legislation, and align the zoning by-laws with the County’s Official Plan.

Members of the public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to attend the first scheduled public open house in March 2023. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The public is encouraged to visit the County’s Have Your Say website to learn more about the review process and receive project updates.

If you have questions or require further information, please contact Michael Michaud, Manager of Planning, at 613.476.2148 extension 2025 or email

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