Official Plan

What is an Official Plan?

The Official Plan outlines the municipality's general policies for future land use, and states the land use planning goals that guide development. The policies deal with land use designations, infrastructure, transportation, environment, natural heritage, agricultural resources and more.

The Official Plan includes broad based principles and strategic policy, with the more site specific details contained in the zoning by-laws.

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Citizens Guide to the Official Plan for more information.

Council Adopted Official Plan (Draft 7)

 Approval Process

The Council of the Municipality of Lambton Shores on November 24, 2015 passed By-law 106 of 2015 under Section 17 (22) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 to adopt an Official Plan. 

The purpose of the Proposed Official Plan is to update and replace the current Official Plan after having completed a review of the Official Plan under Section 26 of the Planning Act, including Open Houses held on July 17, 2014 and July 24, 2014 and a Public Meeting held on August 14, 2014.

The proposed Official Plan has been submitted to the County of Lambton for approval. Any person or public body is entitled to receive notice of the County's decision if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person or public body's address) is made to the County of Lambton, Planning and Development Services Department, Box 3000, 789 Broadway St., Wyoming, ON, N0N 1T0, Phone 519-845-0801. The notice of decision from the County of Lambton will set out requirements for filing an appeal of the decision of the County respecting the Official Plan.

The new Lambton Shores Official Plan will not come into effect until approved by the County of Lambton, or if subject of an appeal by the Ontario Municipal Board.

If you have any questions respecting the County of Lambton Official Plan Approval process, please contact:

Dave Posliff, MCIP, RPP
Manager of Planning and Development Services
County of Lambton
519-845-0801 ext. 5342
Email Dave Posliff

View the County of Lambton Notice of Decision to approve the Council Adopted Official Plan (Draft 7).

 Official Plan
 View the Council Adopted Official Plan (Draft 7).
Maps

Schedule A - Entire Municipality - Draft 7 

Schedule B - Agricultural Bosanquet Drinking Water Source Water Protection - Draft 7

Schedule C - Grand Bend Drinking Water Source Water Protection - Draft 7

Schedule D - Archaeological and Built Heritage Resources - Draft 7

 

Schedule A1 - Grand Bend - Draft 7

Schedule A2 - North Bosanquet - Draft 7

Schedule A3 - Port Franks - Northville - Draft 7

Schedule A4 - Ipperwash - Draft 7

Schedule A5 - West Bosanquet - Draft 7

Schedule A6 - Forest - Draft 7 

Schedule A7 - Thedford - Draft 7

Schedule A8 - Arkona - Draft 7

 

Schedule A - Agricultural Bosanquet (Entire Municipality) - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A1 - Grand Bend - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A2 - North Bosanquet - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A3 - Port Franks - Northville - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A4 - Ipperwash - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A5 - West Bosanquet - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A6 - Forest - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A7 - Thedford - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Schedule A8 - Arkona - Natural Heritage Draft 7

Official Plan Amendment

If you have plans to develop land in a way that is different than specified in the Official Plan, an Official Plan Amendment would be required to amend the policies and/or designations in the plan. You can apply for an Official Plan Amendment by submitting an Official Plan Amendment Application.

Official Plan Amendment Application

Planning staff will review your Official Plan Amendment Application once you submit it. Municipal Council and County of Lambton must approve any amendment to the Official Plan.

 

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