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APPROVED!

After three years of public engagement, drafts, revisions and reviews, Recolour Grey was approved by the Province on June 6, 2019.   Thank you to everyone who shared comments and participated in the public meetings and workshops.

 View Approved Plan  Schedules A, B and C   Appendices A-E  Secondary Schedules

Notice of Decision

 

What is the County Official Plan?

Recolour Grey is the name of Grey County’s update of the County Official Plan.  The County Official Plan sets goals related to development, communities and our natural resources.  This plan divides the county into different land uses (agricultural, wetland, urban etc.) and sets policies for each designation.

The Official Plan is active for 20 years and is revised every few years to ensure it is effective and relevant. 

Recolour Grey relied on meaningful public input from stakeholders of all ages, genders and backgrounds.  Public participation helped us define what matters most to residents and what opportunities we have to grow over the next 20 years.

The Recolour Grey Process

Recolour Grey was a two and a half year journey, speaking with the public and incorporating feedback into drafts of the official plan.  Recolour Grey began in 2016 with an official launch followed by multiple public information sessions and engagement at popular community events. Staff created five discussion papers focusing on key themes from consultations:

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Grey County hosted public workshops in all nine local municipalities in the summer of 2017 to share findings and discuss policy options. The first draft of the new plan was written and further revisions were made leading up to another public meeting in March 2018.

March 27, 2018 Public Meeting

Presentation  Minutes

Staff Contact(s)

Scott Taylor
Senior Planner

Department(s)

Planning and Development

Other Programs & Initiatives

Age-Friendly Community Strategy and Action Plan

Age Friendly Community Strategy Plan

This strategy and action plan will focus on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) eight age-friendly community domains: outdoor spaces and public buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, community and information, community support and health services, and social participation.

COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Program

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Grey County is working to support frontline workers in essential services and health care as Ontario returns to remote learning due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Forest Management By-Law Update

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Grey County is reviewing the Forest Management By-Law and will be considering updates. This by-law regulates tree harvesting and removal and promotes woodland preservation.

2021 Grey Bruce Regional Job Fair

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The region's largest job fair is expanding and moving online to safely connect employers and job seekers.  We have welcomed new partners and sponsors to make this year’s event possible using the Brazen platform, an online event platform

Grey Road 19 and 21 Improvements

Map of the Grey Road 19-21 Corridor highlighting areas to be improved

Grey County, in collaboration with Simcoe County and the Town of the Blue Mountains, are preparing to make upgrades to the Grey Road 19/21 corridor between the Town of Collingwood and Blue Mountain Village.

Home for the Holidays

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The holiday season is approaching. This year think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.

Grey Bruce Grad 2020

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On Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m., Grey and Bruce counties are inviting all residents and graduates to make history with a collective at-home graduation celebration.

Climate Change Action Plan

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Grey County is developing a Climate Change Action Plan to understand the impacts of climate change and reduce our green house gas emissions.

Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Bruce and Grey Community Safety and Well-Being Planning

The majority of municipalities of Bruce and Grey have come together with community partners to undertake Community Safety and Well-Being Planning.

Housing for All

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Affordable housing comes in many shapes and sizes and can be defined many ways. At Grey County, we use the 30 percent definition.