An official plan outlines policies on how land in the Town should be used. It is prepared with input from residents and stakeholders and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of the community. Town policies are required to conform with the policies in the County of Grey Official Plan and to be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement
An official plan considers issues such as:
- Where new housing, industry, offices and shops will be located;
- What services (roads, water mains, parks, schools) will be needed;
- When, and in what order, parts of the community will grow; and
- Community improvement initiatives.
The policies and designations of the Official Plan are intended to guide development in the Town for a 20-year period.
Town of The Blue Mountains Official Plan
The Official Plan is divided into six parts, each of which is described below: