This consultation was open from:
August 16, 2023
to September 15, 2023
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has received Official Plan Amendment No. 3 from the County of Dufferin for a decision. Official Plan Amendment No. 3 proposes to update the County’s settlement area, land use, and natural heritage mapping to conform with provincial plans and policies, as well as accommodate anticipated growth to 2051.
All lands within the County of Dufferin ,
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Official Plan Amendment No. 3 applies to all lands within the County of Dufferin.
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County of Dufferin
30 Centre Street
Official Plan Amendment No. 3 was adopted by the Dufferin County Council on July 13, 2023, by By-law No. 2023-43. The Official Plan Amendment is now before the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for a decision in accordance with sections 17 and 26 of the Planning Act. Official Plan Amendment No. 3 represents Phase II of the County’s municipal comprehensive review.
Official Plan Amendment No. 3 proposes to update the land use schedules of the county’s Official Plan to conform with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). Official Plan Amendment No. 3 also implements the county’s land needs assessment which was completed as part of Phase I of its official plan review. Official Plan schedule B and B1 implement the expanded settlement areas of the Town of Grand Valley and the Town of Shelburne and provide Employment Land designations throughout the County. Schedule C implements refinements to the prime agricultural Lands throughout the County; and Schedule E and E1 implement the Natural Heritage System for Dufferin County. Amendments to the text of the Official Plan are also included to ensure policies related to prime agricultural lands and the Natural Heritage System reflect the updated schedules.
If approved, Official Plan Amendment No. 3 would apply to all lands within the County of Dufferin.
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