Development and Planning

COVID-19 Updates
Beginning in September, both Public Meetings (for zoning by-law and official plan amendment applications) and Committee of Adjustment (for consent and minor variance application) meetings will resume in person meetings.  At this time, it is mandatory that those wishing to attend must register in advance.

Public Notice of all applications will be provided in accordance with applicable legislation and posted on the municipal website.  This notice will advise the public on the procedure for delegation or submission of written comments.

Only those people who register will be admitted into the meeting.  Information regarding registration will be contained on the Notice for the meeting.

If you have any planning related inquiries, please contact Will Nywening as follows:
Phone 519-243-1400, Ext. 8512

If you have inquiries specific to the Committee of Adjustment, please contact Jackie Mason as follows:
Phone 519-243-1400, Ext. 8510


Good planning leads to organized growth and the efficient delivery of services. The policies and regulations in the Lambton Shores planning documents ensure that lands are developed in a manner that meets the existing and future goals of our community.

Current Council planning applications

Zone Amendment Application ZO-14/2020
Elly Leenders
8678 Rawlings Road, Lambton Shores
Notice and Maps 

Zone Amendment Application ZO-13/2020
Petree Holdings Inc.
Allen Street and Main Street, Thedford
Notice and Maps

Zone Amendment Application ZO-15/2020
Joe and Allison Fieder
6771 East Parkway Drive, Ipperwash
Notice and Maps

Current Committee of Adjustment planning applications

Consent Application B-13/2020
Dan and Donna Masfrankc
8435 Kennedy Line, Lambton Shores
Notice and Maps

Consent Application B-14/2020
Elly Leenders
8678 Rawlings Road, Lambton Shores
Notice and Maps

Minor Variance Application A-30/2020
Carson Glover
9883 Elizabeth Street, VanDongen Subdivision
Notice and Maps

Minor Variance Application A-31/2020
Gary and Shana Graham
21 Shady Lane, Grand Bend
Notice and Maps



Official plan

An official plan sets out the Municipality's general policies for future land use, and states the land use planning goals that guide development.

Zoning by-laws

Zoning by-laws establish and regulate land use by implementing the general policies from the Official Plan.

Minor variance

If a development proposal does not conform exactly to a Zoning By-law, but meets the general intent and purpose and complies with the Official Plan, an application may be made for a minor variance.

Site plan

Site plan control by-laws require certain types of buildings or developments to obtain “site plan approval” prior to construction.

Consent (Severance)

All division of land in Ontario is subject to subdivision control, either through a plan of subdivision or consent approval to ensure that the new lots are consistent with the planning policies set out in the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws.

Development charges

The Municipality of Lambton Shores has established development charges to ensure there are necessary funds to provide infrastructure and services needed for the growing population.

Reports and publications


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