Council will consider adopting a new Official Plan at a special meeting on Wednesday, February 10 at 6 pm.
A staff report included on the special meeting agenda summarizes the comments received during the most recent round of public consultation.
The upcoming special meeting will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19 protocols. The County will stream the meeting live on its YouTube channel. Members of the public who wish to provide comments during the virtual meeting can do so by contacting email@example.com by noon on Tuesday, February 9 to register.
The Official Plan guides how The County will grow and develop over the next 25 years. The Official Plan is a living document in that it is typically reviewed every five years to ensure that its vision and policy direction are still relevant.
If approved by Council, the draft Official Plan will be sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for final approval. Transition policies allow for planning applications deemed complete in advance of ministry approval of the new Official Plan to be reviewed under the current plan.
Planning staff is recommending to Council that the municipality institute a two-year moratorium on any Official Plan amendments once MMAH approves the new Official Plan.
If you have questions, please contact Michael Michaud, Manager of Planning, by email or call 613.476.2148 extension 2025.