An Official Plan describes Municipal Council’s policies on how land in the community should be used and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the needs of the community. An Official Plan deals with a variety of issues such as where housing, employment, agricultural, industrial and commercial uses should be located; what services such as roads, sewers and parks will be needed to support growth; and, the way in which parts of the community will grow or be protected.

The Planning Act of Ontario requires that the Municipality consider the need to revisit the Official Plan every 5 years and it is now time to proceed with an update. The Planning Act requires that the Municipality hold a public meeting to obtain input on the revisions to the plan that may be required.

The Municipality is looking for input to determine which policies should be examined or considered as part of the upcoming review. It is our intention that this input will be obtained through your written and verbal comments and through a special public council meeting to be held on May 17th, 2021. Staff encourage you to contact us if you’d like to comment or if you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive future notices.

The Council of the Municipality of Meaford will hold a Special Meeting of Council on Monday May 17th at 5:00pm to discuss revisions that may be required to the Municipal Official Plan.  The meeting will occur electronically, broadcast via the Municipality of Meaford YouTube Channel. Those wishing to speak at the meeting must register with the Clerk (clerk@meaford.ca) by noon on May 17th and can speak via telephone or internet. Further details will be provided at the time of registration. 

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