Planning

Planning is the ongoing technical, political and social process by which a community defines and acts to attain its preferred quality of life. Planners aim to achieve the orderly disposition of land and resources and to protect the physical, economic and social health of communities.

The municipal planning process is governed by upper tier requirements and standards which are established in a hierarchy of legislation, regulations, common law, policies, and guidelines and standards. Examples of applicable legislation and policy include the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and County of Grey Official Plan


Official Plan

Official Plans are municipalities' primary strategic documents for guiding land use and development.

Zoning By-Law

A Zoning By-law regulates and directs land use within the Municipality. The Municipality of Meaford adopted its new Comprehensive Zoning By-law in September 2009.

Development Applications

Here you can find information about different development projects in the Municipality of Meaford.

Projects

Find more information on some of the projects of the Planning department including Sustainability, backyard chickens, and the waterfront strategy.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment hears applications for consent, minor variance, and alterations to legal non-conforming structures and uses.

Site Plan Approvals

The Site Plan/Development Review process has been established by the Municipality to ensure comprehensive review of development applications.

Mapping/GIS

GIS stands for "Geographic Information System". It combines digital maps with a database, allowing for use of the GIS for spatial and statistical analysis. 

Helpful Planning Links

See a list of links to documents related to planning and development, including information on assistance programs that may be available to you.

Niagara Escarpment Plan Changes

The Niagara Escarpment Commission has put together a proposal recommending 21,323 hectares of land in the Municipality of Meaford be added to the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

 

Contact Us:

For more information on Planning in Meaford, please contact us at:

Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1119
Email: planning@meaford.ca

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    There is a vacancy on the Meaford Museum Advisory Committee. For more information visit www.meaford.ca/appointments #meaford

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  • 2017-02-16T16:25:55+0000
    The Municipality of Meaford is hiring Equipment Operators - 3 Positions Available. Posting Closing: March 3, 2017 Equipment Operator, reporting to the Foreperson, Transportation & Fleet Services. Requires valid Ontario Drivers Licence Class “D” with “Z” endorsement in good standing. $22.51 to $27.36 based on 40 hrs/week, and a generous Benefits package. The closing date for these positions is Friday, March 3, 2017. For more information on these positions, including how to apply, please visit www.meaford.ca/employment.

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    Stop by the Meaford and St. Vincent Arena on Family Day, February 20, 2017, to enjoy a full day of free activities. Public skating kicks off the day at 9:00am, sponsored by Golden Town Outreach. From 10am to 12pm the dance hall transforms into the Family Fun Zone, featuring many fun stations and a beach party theme. The Fun Zone will include crafts, games, Lego, an obstacle course, and much more. Golden Town Outreach will also be providing a homemade soup lunch from 11:30-1:30, with all proceeds going to support their food bank. The afternoon rounds out with more free DJ’d public skating from 12pm to 3pm, and dance program demos from 2pm to 4pm. Spend quality time together this Family Day, at the Meaford and St. Vincent Arena. For more information pick up a Family Day Brochure or visit www.meaford.ca/familyday.

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