The new Grey County Official Plan was approved by the Province on June 6, 2019 and came into effect on June 7, 2019. Since that time, staff have identified some changes that are required to the Plan. The changes include updating recent population and employment growth projections from the County’s 2021 Growth Management Strategy Update. Other proposed changes are ‘housekeeping’ matters to fix some discrepancies, clarify other policies, or to correct mapping errors. The County is inviting comments on proposed Official Plan Amendment # 11, either in writing (email / letter) or verbally at our public meeting on February 3, 2022.
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Meeting Time: 1:30 P.M.
Meeting Location: Please note this meeting will occur online via Zoom. The meeting can be accessed via Zoom link, phone-in, or livestreamed via the County’s YouTube channel. To register to speak at the meeting please contact email@example.com or 519-372-0219 extension 1232
Find a copy of the draft ‘Housekeeping’ Official Plan Amendment # 11 online:
A copy of the proposed ‘Housekeeping’ Official Plan Amendment and additional background information can be found on Grey County’s website at https://www.grey.ca/programs-initiatives/proposed-county-official-plan-amendment-11.
A hard copy can also be mailed should you require a hard copy. Please note that the Grey County Administration Building is currently closed to the public and staff are working remotely. Staff are checking mail and answering any calls or emails.
A key map has not been provided because the ‘Housekeeping’ Official Plan Amendment # 11 covers various parts throughout the County.
For more information or to submit comments on this matter please contact the County of Grey at the contact information listed below.
Why is this Public Meeting being held and what are your rights?
Within Ontario the planning and development process is an open and transparent process, where opinions from all individuals and groups are welcomed. By law a municipality must hold a public meeting, and this meeting is just one of your chances to learn about the official plan amendment and offer your opinions.
- Any persons may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed official plan amendment.
- If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the County of Grey to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Grey before a decision is made on the official plan amendment, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.
- If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Grey before a decision is made on the official plan amendment, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
- If you wish to be notified of the decision by the County of Grey in respect to the approval or refusal of the official plan amendment, you must make a written request to the County, at the address noted above. Please note Official Plan Amendment # 11 when directing comments to the County.
A note about information you may submit to the County: Under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with Ontario's Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), all information provided for, or at a Public Meeting, Public Consultation, or other Public Process are considered part of the public record, including resident deputations. This information may be posted on the County website, and/or made available to the public upon request.
Dated at the County of Grey this 10th day of January, 2022