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Grey County has initiated an amendment to our County Official Plan, Recolour Grey, to update our residential and employment growth forecasts, and other housekeeping matters. Mapping and text changes are proposed to the Plan through Official Plan Amendment (OPA) # 11.  Based on the feedback received since January 2022, County staff have proposed some additional changes to the text and mapping of OPA#11. 

You can learn more about the proposed changes in OPA#11 by downloading the following documents. We have also included links to the recently updated Growth Management Strategy, which is the basis for our growth updates.


New and Revised Official Plan AMendment 11 - July 4, 2022 Documents

OPA 11 - Comment Summary and Resposne Document - July 4, 2022

Proposed OPA 11 - Proposed Changes with Rationale - July 4, 2022

Proposed OPA 11 - Proposed Mapping - July 4, 2022


Proposed Official Plan Amendment - January 2022

Proposed OPA 11 – Text and Mapping

Proposed OPA 11 – Proposed Changes with Rationale

PDR-CW-23-21 Official Plan Amendment 11 Staff Report

PDR-CW-23-21 Official Plan Amendment Staff Presentation


Growth Management Study Documents

2021 Growth Management Strategy Memo

2021 Growth Management Strategy Slide Deck

Addendum to PDR-CW-23-21 Update to the County's Growth Management Strategy


Current Official Plan 

The current County Official Plan, Recolour Grey, can be found here: Recolour Grey County Official Plan 2019


Have Your Say

A public meeting for OPA # 11 was held on  February 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. You can watch a recording of the meeting on our YouTube Channel.

View Recording

View Presentation


You can also provide any comments or ask any questions on the proposed amendment via email to planning@grey.ca. County staff ask that you please submit additional comments on Official Plan Amendment 11 by the end of day on August 15, 2022.

Send comments by mail to:

County of Grey Planning Department
595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON, N4k 3E3.  


If you would like to be notified of the decision on OPA # 11, please write to the County Planning department at the email or mailing address listed above. Please ensure your letters or emails specify that you are requesting notice on OPA # 11. We will add you to our contact list.


Please note: 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.



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