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Official Plan consultation extended

November 13, 2020

The public will have additional time to review the latest draft of the Official Plan and offer feedback before a statutory public meeting on Tuesday, December 15.

“As we enter the final stage of adopting a new Official Plan, we are pleased to see so many people engaged and interested in learning more about the latest version of the plan,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “Given the central role this document will play in the growth and development of the County over the next 25 years, we want to give the community more time to review and learn about it while also staying on track to have a new plan in place in 2021, which is a priority of this Council.”

The entire draft of the Official Plan is posted on Have Your Say. The page also includes several forums where people can learn more about each section of the plan and offer feedback. Public consultation will now close on Friday, November 27.

The Planning Department will host a virtual information session about the Official Plan on Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm. Michael Michaud, Manager of Planning, will present an overview of the plan and highlight some of the key proposals before answering questions from registered attendees. To register please email clerks@pecounty.on.ca. The deadline to register is Monday, November 23. The session will be recorded and shared online.

The statutory public meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 15 at 6 pm. Participation at that public meeting will be virtual and the meeting will stream live on the County’s YouTube channel due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Details on how the public can participate will be shared in the coming weeks.

Staff intend to bring the matter forward to Council with a report at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, January 7. Once Council approves the Official Plan, the document is sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for review as the Minister has final authority over the Official Plan, which is required under provincial legislation.

To review the draft plan and to provide feedback visit the County’s Have Your Say website. You can also provide written feedback. Mail letters to: County of Prince Edward, Engineering and Development Services, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0.

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