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Official Plan Review

The Town would like to provide an update to residents regarding Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review. 

  • Public Survey: The Phase 2 Official Plan Review and Community Design Guidelines Survey closed on August 13, 2023 and received 603 responses. A report summarizing the survey response is available here.
  • Background Papers: All Background Papers are complete and can be accessed here
  • Public Workshops: The Town would like to thank all of those who attended the six public workshops that took place over the month of November. A follow-up report on Phase 2 public engagement and feedback will be scheduled for January. 

The Official Plan project team is currently working on policy development. Once a draft is complete, the Statutory Open House and Statutory Public Meeting will be scheduled. The most recent staff report, which includes an update on next steps, can be found here. 

On this page: 
1. Background Information
2. Phase 1 Information
3. Phase 2 Information

Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review project is now underway. Phase 1, completed in 2022, considered high-level action items, including the vision, guiding principles, goals and objectives. Phase 2 allows a closer look at critical topics that emerged through this process to develop policies to guide future land-use decisions in the Town.

Comments and feedback throughout the project can be shared directly with the Official Plan project staff at any time through the contact form below.

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Background Information

In 2022, the Town of The Blue Mountains began the process of updating its Official Plan. When complete, the Official Plan will guide all future land-use decisions in the Town, including residential, commercial, and other forms of development. Policies are being developed to consider how to manage growth, housing, density and intensification standards, protection of the environment, how agricultural and natural features will be protected and more. As required by the Planning Act, the Official Plan must be reviewed and updated every five years.

What is an Official Plan?

Watch our short explainer video to learn how the Official Plan impacts you and your neighbourhood! 

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Official Plan Update was completed in 2022, which included high-level action items, including the Official Plan vision, guiding principles, goals and objectives. Growth management and changes to housing, density, height, and character, were also developed.

Phase 2 

Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review takes a closer look at topics related to the natural environment, climate change, source water protection, rural/agricultural lands, parks, and open space, servicing, commercial/employment lands, transit and transportation, and downtown area building heights.