Notice of Public Open House - Municipal Comprehensive Review Phase III

Wednesday February 14, 2024 at 1:30pm

Virtual

COUNTY OF DUFFERIN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
Municipal Comprehensive Review Phase III – Land Use Policy Framework

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

TAKE NOTICE that the County of Dufferin will hold a Public Open House pursuant to subsection 17(15) and 17(16) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, regarding the proposed land use policy framework updates to the County of Dufferin County Official Plan as a result of the County's Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) exercise under Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.

Public Open House

A virtual Public Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. To join the meeting virtually on Zoom, please use the following link:

https://dufferincounty-ca.zoom.us/j/84933085713
Password: 959929687

Documents shared at the Public Open House will also be posted on Join In Dufferin https://joinindufferin.com/dufferin-county-municipal-comprehensive-review

The Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan Amendment

This proposed third phase Official Plan Amendment (OPA) has been prepared in association with the County’s Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) to bring the County Official Plan into conformity with the Provincial Growth Plan, A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan) (Office Consolidation 2020), to ensure that it has appropriate regard for matters of Provincial interest, and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

This proposed OPA represents the third and final amendment, concluding the County’s MCR process. The Phase III OPA relates the policies of the Official Plan that address general strategy to govern development growth throughout the County. These include general policy updates relating to housing options, climate change, Employment Lands, implementation and interpretation. The policy text amendment also includes updates to key policy definitions for the purpose of conformity and to simplify policy wording.

The third phase OPA applies to the whole of the County of Dufferin and therefore, a key map is not provided with this notice.

For further information on the Public Open House, please contact:
Silva Yousif, Senior Planner, County of Dufferin, syousif@dufferincounty.ca

Additional Information

A copy of the proposed OPA and additional information will be available at

https://joinindufferin.com/dufferin-county-municipal-comprehensive-review

 

NOTE: The approval authority for adopted County of Dufferin Official Plan Amendments is the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Dufferin before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

 

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make

written submissions to the County of Dufferin before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless in the opinion of the Tribunal there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

 

Notice of Collection, Use, and Disclosure

All personal information collected will be used to support Council in their deliberations and decision making, and by staff, about the second phase schedules and maps Official Plan Amendment, in accordance with sections 17 and 26 of the Planning Act and disclosed in full, including names, opinions, addresses and email, to any other persons requesting access to these records, or published as part of a public agenda. All information submitted to the County is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about this notice of collection should be directed to the County Clerk.

 

DATED at Orangeville this 24th day of January, 2024.

Michelle Dunne, County Clerk

W. & M. Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1

Phone: 519-941-2816 x 2504  Email: clerk@dufferincounty.ca