Development and Planning

COVID-19 Updates
All public hearings are being held virtually. The public can join the hearing through telephone or video-conferencing. 

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.

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 Jennifer Turk 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 applications

Council planning applications

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z10-2021
Initiated by Council
Municipal-wide and Residential R4 Zones
Notice of Application
Draft By-Law
July 13, 2021 Staff Report


Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z08-2021
Kaumanns Farms Ltd
5907 Lakeshore Road
Concession Lake Road East, Lots 80 & 81
Notice of Application


Committee of Adjustment planning applications

Minor Variance Application A14-2021
Brad Ford
42 Hill Street, Grand Bend
Notice and Maps

Other information

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 

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
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. 

Reports and publications 

Site plan 

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



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

Zoning Reports

To request a zoning report, complete the online request form. 

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