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Status of Policy Updates in Simcoe County

Simcoe County is currently in the process of undertaking a Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) of their Official Plan. An Official Plan is a guiding visioning document that sets out where and how to grow. An MCR is an exercise to ensure the Official Plan of an upper tier municipality comprehensively applies the policies and schedules of all Provincial Plans, as per Section 26 of the Planning Act.

Local municipalities are required to update their Official Plans to bring them into conformity with the upper-tier Official Plan. As such, the various member municipalities of Simcoe County are in the process of updating their policy documents. Below we have identified the most recent or upcoming milestone in the Policy Update process for various municipalities within the County.

Adjala- Tosorontio

Milestone: Phase 1 - Policy Discussion Papers Published

Date: May, 2017

For more info:

https://adjtosopreview.org/

Oro-Medonte

Milestone: Public Open House #1 (Visioning) Held

Date: June 20, 2018

For more info:

https://www.oromedontereview.com/

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Milestone: Final Phase - Draft Official Plan

Date: March 27, 2018

Next Step: Public Comments (coming soon)

For more info:

https://www.townofbwg.com/twnsrv/PDS/plandiv/OP

Penetanguishene

Milestone: Official Plan Adopted*

Date: June 27, 2018

Next step: County Approval (anticipated for late 2018 or early 2019)

For more info:

https://penetanguishene.ca/en/business/official-plan.asp#

Clearview

No update available.

For more info:

http://clearviewplanning.ca/official-plan/

Ramara

Milestone: Public Consultation Summary Report

Date: December 4, 2017

Next step: Policy Directions Report completion.

For more info:

https://ecovueconsulting.com/ramara/

Collingwood

No update available.

For more info:

http://www.collingwood.ca/node/122

Severn

Official Plan review beginning.

No updates available.

For more info:

https://www.townshipofsevern.com/Pages/Official-Plan-Review.aspx

Essa

Official Plan review on hold until completion of County MCR.

For more info:

https://www.essatownship.on.ca/Pages/Planning.aspx

Springwater

Milestone: Draft Discussion Paper and Draft Growth Management Strategy Released

Date: August 2018

For more info:

http://www.springwater.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=2594518

Innisfil

Milestone: Official Plan Adopted (January 17, 2018)

Milestone: Adoption of County Modifications to Official Plan (August 8, 2018)

Next step: County Council Approval (anticipated in September 2018)

For more info:

https://innisfil.ca/mygovernment/planningforourfuture/OurPlaceInnisfilOfficialPlan

Tay

Milestone: Final Draft of Official Plan

Date: May 2018

Next step: Council Adoption and County Approval

For more info:

http://www.tay.ca/en/your-municipality/Official-Plan-and-Zoning-By-law-Update.asp

Midland

Milestone: Draft Official Plan Released for Public Comment (May 2017)

Milestone: Growth Plan Public Information Meeting (June 21, 2018)

Next step: Staff reviewing feedback from Public Information Meeting to report back to Council

For more info:

http://www.midland.ca/official-plan-review

Tiny

Milestone: Draft #3 Official Plan Released (June 14, 2018)

Milestone: Public Meeting (July 11, 2018)

Next step: Staff reviewing feedback from Public Meeting to report back to Council

For more info:

https://www.tiny.ca/Pages/Official-Plan-Review--Update.aspx

New Tecumseth

Milestone: Official Plan Adopted by Town of Necumseth Council

Date: July 17, 2018

Next step: County Council Approval

For more info:

http://newtecumseth.ca/opr/

Wasaga Beach

Milestone: Public Open House (Consultation, Review & Feedback)

Date: March 8, 2018

Next step: Draft Official Plan

For more info:

https://www.wasagabeach.com/town-hall/planning-development