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The Official Plan
The Official Plan
2017 Official Plan Review
and Zoning By-Law Updates
A review of the Township’s planning documents will soon begin. This review will include ensuring compliance with: the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement; source water protection policies and; the Official Plan for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Amendments to the Township’s documents are anticipated to result.
For updates please visit the Township’s website at www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca. Dates of public meetings to be held by Council under the Planning Act will be posted on the website under “News and Notices” and will also be advertised in local newspapers. Project updates will be posted under “Quicklinks” under the ‘Official Plan’ and ‘Zoning By-law’ links. If you wish to be informed of such public meetings before Council, a written request is required to be submitted to the Administrator-Clerk, Y.L. Robert at the New Dublin office.
The Official Plan is the backbone of Land Use Planning. For all the information pertaining to the Zoning By-law process, check out the Zoning By-law Page by clicking here.
This page will provide you with information regarding the status of the Official Plan in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and its pending review.
On this Page:
- What is the Official Plan?
- The Official Plan Document
- MMAH Official Plan Review Guidelines
- For More Information
The Official is a key planning instrument that outlines the long term goals and objectives of the municipality in relation to land use planning. It is a statement about where and how development should take place now and in the future. It also defines the planning policies and land use designations such as Agriculture, Rural, Settlement Areas, Industrial/Business, Natural Heritage - Provincially Significant Wetlands etc., currently in effect. The existing Official Plan was developed to guide land use and development to the year 2023.
The Plan includes text and maps which show how lands are designated or classified. To determine the designations of your property please contact the Planning & Development Department.
Official Plans are to be updated every five (5) years. The Township's Official Plan is due for an update and it will need to be consistent with the new Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and with the pending first United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Official Plan currently underway. Once the County Official Plan is in effect the County will become the approval authority over the Township's Official Plan and its amendments
Council, Township Committees and staff must have regard for the Official Plan when reviewing any planning application/proposal such as zoning by-law amendments, severances, minor variances, plans of subdivision, site plans, etc. An application must meet the Official Plan policies or it will not be approved. If an application does not conform to the Official Plan an Official Plan Amendment could be pursued. The Official Plan Amendment process is outlined in the Planning Act, R.S.O. and related regulations. For more information go to www.mah.gov.on.ca .
The following files make up the Township's Official Plan, which came into effect on February 1, 2006.
- Official Plan Document
- Schedule A-1
- Schedule A-2
- Schedule A-3
- Appendix 1-A1
- Appendix 1-A2
- Appendix 1-A3
Visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing web site for more information on Land Use Planning and on the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) - www.mah.gov.on.ca .
For more information on the Official Plan, or for any planning inquiries, contact the Director of Planning & Development Barbara Kalivas at 6544 New Dublin Road, RR 2, Addison, ON K0E 1A0. Should you wish to be directly informed of the Official Plan public meeting, please contact the Township's Planning and Development Department to provide your contact information.
613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)