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Official Plan Review

The Town has launched Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review. Eleven Background Papers will provide research and supporting data, consider previous comments received and provide options and recommendations for updating the Town’s existing policies. Engagement on the Phase 2 Background Papers and future policy development is planned for June 2023 with four Public Information Centres. A public survey will be launched and available this summer to allow for ample opportunities for participation. 

Following the Public Information Centres and public survey, a Council Workshop is proposed to present the findings of the Background Papers and provide a more fulsome review of the feedback received from the public and stakeholders before policy development and refinement begins.

Please keep involved in this important community project. Throughout Phase 2, residents and stakeholders will have many opportunities to share their feedback. In addition, members of the public can share feedback directly with the Official Plan project staff at any time through the contact form at the bottom of this page. 


    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. 

    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.

    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! 

    Want to Get Involved?

    This webpage will be updated throughout the project's life cycle and will share key information, including public engagement opportunities, project materials, and important documents to keep the community informed. Community members and members of the public can also keep engaged by subscribing to this project's webpage for regular project updates.

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