PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Norfolk County is updating its Official Plan pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Date and Location of Special Meeting of Council:

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:30 am

Place:  Norfolk County Administration Building, 50 Colborne Street South, Simcoe Ontario.

Location of Lands Affected:  All Lands Within Norfolk County (no key map provided)

The Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan Amendment:

This proposed growth management Official Plan Amendment (OPA) has been prepared in association with the County’s Municipal Comprehensive Review to bring the County Official Plan into consistency with the Planning Act, to ensure that it has appropriate regard for matters of Provincial interest, and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

This proposed OPA represents the first of two amendments to the existing County Official Plan that will establish where and how growth is to occur in the County over the next 25 years that will, among other matters:

  • Update policies in relation to growth forecasts (population and employment), growth targets such as density requirements, and types of developments;
  • Identify locations for settlement area boundary expansions (Urban Areas only in this phase) including updating policies and mapping schedules;
  • Identify changes to Protected Industrial locations including updating policies and mapping schedules;
  • Include potential rationalizations of Urban Area boundaries to remove any land that would no longer be considered as part of an urban area and not developed for urban uses;
  • Provide policy direction for the future planning, land use designation amendments and servicing strategies for any lands to be added to the settlement boundary;
  • Provide policy updates related to requirements for new development within any new area; and
  • Implement other recommendations from the GROW Norfolk Study and municipal comprehensive review.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the proposed Official Plan Amendment is available to the public for inspection at the Planning Department, Norfolk County, 185 Robinson Street, Suite 200, Simcoe, N3Y 5L6 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or by calling 519-426-5870 x. 1842 by email at [email protected].

The Planning Report regarding the proposed Amendment is available online the Friday prior to the Special Meeting of Council on April 16, 2024 by following the path and selecting Agendas, Public Meeting and select the date of the meeting:

Accessible formats and communications supports are available upon request, please notify the project team in advance of the meeting in person or by calling 519-426-5870 x. 8019 or emailing [email protected].

If you wish to view the meeting in real time, but do not wish to speak to the Amendment, the meeting will be hosted on the County’s Youtube Channel at:

Notice Dated: March 7, 2024