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The County of Dufferin Ontario

PLANNING

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Official Plan
Resources And Documents

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OFFICIAL PLAN


Official Plan Document - Consolidated Version (Approved March 25, 2015)

Official Plan Amendment No. 1 (Approved May 15, 2017)

 

 

Official Plan Amendment Documents: 

Click here to view Draft Dufferin County Land Needs Update

Click here to view Draft Amendment No. 1 to Dufferin County Official Plan

Click here to see the Planning Consultants Presentation at the Public Meeting - September 8, 2016

 

Fees:

Click here to view Tariff of Fees for Planning Matters


Application Process:

Click here to view Official Plan Process Handbook

Major Minor Application Screening Checklist

OPA Application


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RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTS

Province

Citizens Guide 1 – The Planning Act - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1760.aspx

Citizens Guide 2 – Official Plans - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1759.aspx

Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1485.aspx

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 - https://www.placestogrow.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=14

Green Belt Plan, 2005 - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page189.aspx

Niagara Escarpment Plan - http://www.escarpment.org/landplanning/plan/index.php

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, 2002 - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1707.aspx

Local Municipal Official Plans

Township of Amaranth - http://www.amaranth.ca/en/municipal-government/resources/Forms/Official-Plan-AM.pdf

Township of East Garafraxa - http://www.amaranth-eastgary.ca/teg/eg_plan.htm

Town of Grand Valley - http://www.townofgrandvalley.ca/planning/

Township of Melancthon - http://melancthontownship.ca/officialplan.htm

Town of Mono - http://www.townofmono.com/content/official-plan

Township of Mulmur - http://mulmurtownship.ca/content/departments/planning/2012.op.approved.pdf

Town of Orangeville – http://www.orangeville.ca/get-file/301

Town of Shelburne – http://www.townofshelburne.on.ca/uploads/pdfs/consolidated-official-plan-51f0ef646b1b3.pdf

 

Official Plan Mapping

Schedule A – Provincial Plan Areas

This application highlights the components of policies which support the implementation of Provincially Guided Plans.  These include the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan.  These Plans provide for the protection of natural and environmental features and the agricultural and rural landscapes of Dufferin County.

Schedule B – Community Settlement Structure and Land Use

This application highlights the components of policies related to growth management, the County’s community settlement structure, community design and revitalization and the protection of cultural heritage resources.

Schedule C - Agricultural and Rural Areas

This application highlights the components of policies related to the County’s agricultural areas and rural lands and the protection of the agricultural and rural landscapes of Dufferin County.

Schedule D – Aggregate Resources

This application highlights the components of policies related to mineral and aggregate resources within Dufferin County.

Schedule E – Natural Heritage Features

This application highlights the components of policies related to natural heritage features, water resources, and source water protection. Plans such as the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan provide for the protection of natural and environmental features and the rural landscapes of Dufferin County.

Schedule E1 – Natural Heritage System

This application highlights the components of policies related to the protection of natural heritage features, water resources, and groundwater/drinking water. The Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan include components such as Wetlands, Cores and Linkages, and watercourses and provide for the protection of the natural and environmental features of Dufferin County.

Schedule F – Human Made Hazards

This application highlights the components of policies related to the protection of public health and safety associated with the risks of waste disposal sites, contaminated lands and other potential hazards.

Schedule G - Transportation

This application highlights the components of policies related to transportation systems and the coordination of infrastructure within Dufferin County.

 

Schedule H – Active Transportation

This application highlights the components of policies related to transportation systems within Dufferin County, in particular, Active Transportation.  Active Transportation is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle and another tool in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Appendix 1 – Conservation Authority Jurisdictions

This application highlights the distribution of Conservation Authority jurisdictions (Watershed Boundaries) within Dufferin County.

Appendix 2 – Source Water Protection

This application highlights the components of policies relating to the protection and enhancement of groundwater/drinking water resources within Dufferin County.

Appendix 3 – Potential Forest Hazard

This application highlights the components of policies relating to the specific natural hazard of forest fires within Dufferin County. 

 



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