The Official Plan outlines the policy framework for land use planning and growth for the County.

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What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a statutory document that has status in law pursuant to provisions of the Planning Act. It provides for a long-term comprehensive framework for land use decision-making in our community. The Official Plan is a statement of goals, objectives and policies intended to guide existing and future land use, physical development, and growth within the municipal boundaries of the County. The policies of the Plan are designed to provide the essential tools to enhance future growth, development and change in the County and to create the community envisioned by Norfolk’s residents.

Official Plan

This digital PDF file is prepared for purposes of convenience only and for accurate reference. Recourse should be to the originals of the individual by-laws and related approval documentation. Contact the Norfolk County Planning Department regarding approval verification from the original documents.

The Planning Department will update the digital PDF file to include any amendments that were approved since the last update at least once a year. Please be aware that the PDF file may not be up to date. Contacting a planner is recommended.



Lakeshore Secondary Plan


Schedules and appendices