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Draft of Wellington Heritage Conservation District Study released for comment

March 15, 2021

A draft of the Wellington Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study is now available for review and feedback.

The draft study has found that the Wellington downtown core study area meets the province’s criteria as a Heritage Conservation District. The draft study recommends that County Council proceed with the next step towards designation, which involves preparing a Heritage Conservation District Plan that would lay out the policies and guidelines for managing change in the district.

The draft study is posted on Have Your Say. The public can submit their comments through Have Your Say or send them to Cristal Laanstra, Planning Coordinator, Policy, by email at Comments will be accepted until 4 pm on Thursday, April 1.

A statutory public meeting on the draft study will be held on Thursday, April 29 at 1 pm as part of the Committee of the Whole meeting. The meeting will be held virtually and no public attendance will be allowed due to COVID-19 protocols. If you wish to speak at the statutory public meeting, email the Clerk’s Office at to register.

The Heritage Conservation Study for Wellington began in October 2019. Heritage planning consultants Bray Heritage led the study to assess whether Wellington meets the requirements of an HCD designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. The consultants worked closely with the County and conducted interviews with an advisory committee, municipal staff, members of Council, the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee, and multiple residents. A public meeting was held in November 2019.

The HCD designation is the best tool Ontario municipalities have for managing change in beneficial ways. The Picton Main Street area received HCD designation in 2013.

Read the draft Wellington Heritage Conservation District Study

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