185 Robinson Street, Suite 200
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6
Phone: (519) 426-5870
Fax: (519) 428-3069
Pam Duesling, Manager of Community Planning
Shannon VanDalen, Senior Planner
Kayla Rell, Planner
Annette Helmig, Agreement and Development Coordinator
Gail Gates, Community Planning/Heritage and Culture Assistant
Richard Roberts, GIS Supervisor
Kevin Judd, Senior Planning Technician
Nathan Legassie, Planning Technician
22 Albert Street
Langton, ON N0E 1G0
Phone: (519) 875-4485
Fax: (519) 875-4789
Mary Elder, Principal Planner
Mat Vaughan, Senior Planner
Alisha Cull, Planner
Sherry Mott, Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment
Welcome to Norfolk County Community Planning! We are responsible for both current development and long-term policy projects in Norfolk County. You will find plenty of helpful information below that can help you with your planning application, as well as details about ongoing policy projects.
Committee of Adjustment
Norfolk Environmental Advisory Committee
Hastings Drive Zoning Study
The County of Norfolk initiated the “Hastings Drive Zoning Study” to review the appropriate zoning for lands located west of the lot municipally addressed as 43 Hastings Drive, Long Point.
MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC) has been retained by the County to lead this project. Pierre Chauvin BSc (Agr.), MA, MCIP, RPP is the Project Manager and Dan Currie MA, MCIP, RPP the Facilitator. Norfolk County staff liaison and main community contact person is Mary Elder BES, MCIP, RPP – Principal Planner. Questions should be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 519-875-4485 or 519-426-5870 or 519-582-2100 extension 1341.
Stakeholder meetings were held on September 4, 2015 with over 50 people providing their input and opinions. The consultant’s presentation may be viewed here.
After stakeholder consultation, the final Terms of Reference were approved by Council-In-Committee on September 15, 2015.
The consultant, after consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee, prepared a Draft Issues and Options paper in advance of a Public Meeting which occurred on February 23, 2016.
After hearing from Council and the community, the consultant prepared a Draft Final Hastings Drive Zoning Study Report. This was discussed on March 23, 2016 with the Technical Advisory Committee. This report was brought to a Public Meeting on May 10, 2016.
A memo was tabled at the June 14 Council Meeting to Norfolk County Council from Norfolk County Community Planning Division outlining understood next steps regarding the Hastings Drive Zoning By-law Study. It is anticipated that Norfolk County Council will make a decision at an upcoming Public Meeting on July 12 regarding Option 5 of the Hastings Drive Zoning Study which relates to allowing seasonal use of trailers on Hastings Drive. Please see the memo for full details located below.
A Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 starting at 5 pm.
As promised in the Notice of Public Meeting, please see the requested Zoning By-Law that Council will consider at the Public Meeting.
Five-Year Official Plan Review: Grow Norfolk, 2015
Norfolk County is undertaking an Official Plan Review (OPR) in order to update and review its existing Official Plan document.
To stay up-to-date with this project or for more information visit: Five-Year Official Plan Review or contact us at:
Community Planning Division
185 Robinson Street, Suite 200, Simcoe
519.426.5870 or 519.875.4485 or 519.582.2100 ext. 1341
Rural Community Improvement Plan
Norfolk County has developed a Rural Community Improvement Plan intended to focus on incentives and programs to promote investment in tourism, agri-business, and the revitalization of downtown and hamlet areas.
For further information please contact:
Linda D’Hondt-Crandon, Economic Development Coordinator
Norfolk County, 185 Robinson Street Suite 200, Simcoe ON N3Y 1R9 519-426-5870 ext. 1264 or 1-866-834-1726
Population Projection Study
In June 2014, Council approved the Norfolk County Population Projection Study, as prepared by Hemson Consulting. The projections include long-term forecasts of population, housing and employment. The forecast is applicable to the entire County, but were also prepared for each specific urban area within the County from the year 2011 to 2031 and to 2041 time horizons. These years were selected as they provide a basis for planning within the 20 year provincial planning policy horizon as well as correspond with census years. The projections are intended to provide a likely “reference” scenario for a consistent basis for future growth planning of all departments within the County.
Drinking Water Source Protection
The Clean Water Act was passed in 2006 by the Ontario legislature in response to the Walkerton Inquiry. Municipal drinking water sources are to be protected throughout Ontario. Drinking water source protection will allow for the identification of threats to municipal water quality and water supplies, and the creation of a plan to reduce the risk posed by those threats. The task of developing source protection plans is being guided by the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee. Committee members include representatives of municipalities, farmers, businesses, industry, residents and others. During the past two years information on the sources of municipal drinking water and potential threats to water quality have been identified. In the Long Point Region Assessment Report, the vulnerable areas around the wells and surface water intakes have been identified, as well as significant threats – the human activities with the greatest potential to cause harm to the water sources.
The Source Protection Plan contains the policies and programs that will be needed to reduce the risk posed by the identified activities. The Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee and source protection staff are working closely with municipalities to identify the best collection of policies and programs to protect drinking water sources.
The Proposed Source Protection Plan for the Long Point Region watershed is now awaiting approval of the Ministry of Environment. The entire Plan and further information is available from the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee at www.sourcewater.ca. Printed copies are available at the Langton, Delhi and Simcoe County Administration offices.
Norfolk County Mapping
To view different types of Norfolk County Maps please go to this page.