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Robinson Administration Building
185 Robinson Street, Suite 200
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6
Phone: (519) 426-5870
Fax: (519) 428-3069
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Pam Duesling, Manager of Community Planning
Extension 1342

Shannon VanDalen, Senior Planner
Extension 1843

Kayla Rell, Planner
Extension 1828

Annette Helmig, Agreement and Development Coordinator
Extension 1849

Gail Gates, Community Planning/Heritage and Culture Assistant
Extension 1340

Gilbertson Administration Building
12 Gilbertson Drive
N3Y 4L1 Simcoe, ON
Phone: (519) 426-5870
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Richard Roberts, GIS Supervisor
Extension 1833

Kevin Judd, Senior Planning Technician
Extension 1827

Nathan Legassie, Planning Technician
Extension 1844

Langton Administration Building
22 Albert Street
Langton, ON N0E 1G0
Phone: (519) 875-4485
Fax: (519) 875-4789
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Mary Elder, Principal Planner
Extension 1341

Mat Vaughan, Senior Planner
Extension 1840

Alisha Cull, Planner
Extension 1893

Sherry Mott, Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment
Extension 1835

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.


Guiding Documents

Provincial Policy Statement

Norfolk County Official Plan

Norfolk County Zoning By-law 1-Z-2014

Application Forms


Committee of Adjustment

Terms of Reference

Norfolk Environmental Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference


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 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.

Hastings Drive Zoning Study Stakeholder Meeting Presentation Sep 4.15 Hastings Drive Zoning Study Stakeholder Meeting Presentation Sep 4.15

After stakeholder consultation, the final Terms of Reference were approved by Council-In-Committee on September 15, 2015.

Hastings Drive Zoning Study Final Terms Of Reference Sept 15 Hastings Drive Zoning Study Final Terms Of Reference Sept 15

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.

Hastings Drive Issues & Options Report January 8 2016 Hastings Drive Issues & Options Report January 8 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.

Final Issues & Options Report April 25 2016 (including Draft By-law) Final Issues & Options Report April 25 2016 (including Draft By-law)

Hastings Drive Notice of Public Meeting - May 10, 2016 Hastings Drive Notice of Public Meeting – 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.

Hastings Drive Zoning Memo – June 10, 2016

A Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 starting at 5 pm.

Hastings Drive Zoning Study Notice of Public Meeting - July 12, 2016 Hastings Drive Zoning Study Notice of Public Meeting – July 12, 2016

As promised in the Notice of Public Meeting, please see the requested Zoning By-Law that Council will consider at the Public Meeting.

Hastings Drive Requested Bylaw Option 5 - June 29 Hastings Drive Requested Bylaw Option 5 – June 29

CommunityPlanning2ColourFive-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.

Norfolk County Population Projections 28 May 2014 Norfolk County Population Projections 28 May 2014

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 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.