Official Plan Review

Official Plan Review

The Township has retained the services of EcoVue Consulting Services Inc., Planning Consultants to complete a 5 year review of the Official Plan. The review is aimed at bringing the Official Plan into compliance with Provincial legislation and policies and to consolidate any approved amendments. The review originally commenced in March, 2010 but was put on hold for a mandatory conformity exercise (Official Plan Amendment No. 10). The Official Plan review was recommenced in 2014 following the adoption and approval of Official Plan Amendment No. 10.

What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a planning policy document that establishes goals, objectives, land use designations and land use policies for these designations to manage and direct development and land uses throughout the Township. Official Plans outline what is generally permitted within the land use designations and includes associated policies. Plans are generally viewed as “living documents” subject to amendment over time. Official Plans are reviewed on a regular basis.

Why do we need an Official Plan?

Official Plans provide an effective means by which to inform the public of how their land can be used and what the municipality has deemed to be most appropriate in terms of land use designation. Official Plans are used as a tool to ensure appropriate uses of land are promoted in the Township based on the principles of good planning and Provincial and Township policies. The Plan also helps to guide in the effective provision of infrastructure, and establishes a set of local regulations and standards to guide site specific development.

Why does the Official Plan need to be reviewed?

The Planning Act requires municipalities to review their Official Plans no less than every 5 years.

Over the course of the last decade, the Province has increased its commitment to good planning. This includes a new Provincial Policy Statement (2014), the co-ordinated review of 4 provincial plans (The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan), among other initiatives. All municipal Official Plans are to be consistent with and conform to provincial policies.

Similarly, the Planning Act, which forms the regulatory environment for Planning, has been amended. The changes to the Act have implications for the Township’s Official Plan.

What has the Township of Cramahe done so far?

  • A Terms of Reference has been developed
  • A Special Meeting of council convened under Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 was held on March 15, 2010 to discuss the Official Plan Review and associated revisions that may be required
     
  • Notice of Special Meeting
  • Municipal staff and the Township's Planning Consultant have met with Ministry Representatives to exchange information and supporting documents as well as identify potential areas of concern. Consultation with the various Ministries is on-going.

 

Official Plan Amendment No. 10

In June of 2006 the Province released the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, prepared under the Places to Grow Act, 2006. The Growth Plan sets out a framework for implementing the Government of Ontario’s vision for building stronger, more prosperous communities within the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  The Township of Cramahe is located on the eastern edge of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and is subject to requirements of the Growth Plan.

The effect of the Official Plan Amendment No. 10 is to bring into conformity the Township of Cramahe Official Plan with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Official Plan Amendment No. 10 was passed February 18, 2014, and was subject to no appeals.  Official Plan Amendment No. 10 is now in full force and effect and has been added to the Official Plan of Cramahe Township in the following document: 

OP Amendment No. 10

Please note that this is not a consolidated version as several Official Plan Amendments that relate to individual properties have not been included in this version. Amendment No. 10 Schedules are available below:

Amendment Schedule A1 

Amendment Schedule A2

The Official Plan Review, started in 2010, was put on hold for Official Plan Amendment No. 10.  The Official Plan Review is re-commencing with the passing of Official Plan Amendment No. 10.  Further updates on the Official Plan Review will be posted above under 'Current Updates'.

 

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