Huron County, Ontario – Following an extensive consultation and engagement process, Huron County is pleased to announce that the Official Plan 5 Year Review process is nearing completion.
The Official Plan is a land use planning document that is a statement of where and how development should take place. The Plan includes the vision, goals, and policy directions for the County, as identified by the community through the public process. The purpose of each 5 Year Review update is to ensure that the community vision/values, directions, policies, and actions in the Plan meet the needs of the community into the future.
In January 2019, Huron County Council directed the Planning and Development Department to undertake an Official Plan 5 Year Review process. Over the course of the year, staff conducted a mix of events such as open houses, pop-up information booths, and workshops for gathering input from the public.
“Council recognizes the value of the Huron County Official Plan 5 Year Review to bring in important land use policies, like promoting more housing in the County,” says Warden Glen McNeil. “We commend staff in their ability to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and keep key projects like this moving.”
As the project nears completion, the public is invited to learn more about the proposed Official Plan update by attending the final virtual Open House, which is scheduled for March 30th at 7PM. A public meeting to consider the proposed changes to the Official Plan will be held at County Council’s meeting on April 7th at 9AM.
For more information and details for registration, visit the Huron County Official Plan Five Year Review webpage at https://www.huroncounty.ca/plandev/county-official-plan/huron-county-official-plan-five-year-review/. Any questions can be directed to Planner, Monica Walker-Bolton at email@example.com.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.