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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.  

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

Notice of Decision

Proposed Official Plan Amendment 11

Grey County is initiating 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. 

Official Plan Amendment 11

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
Manager of Planning Services

Department(s)

Planning and Development

Other Programs & Initiatives

Rockwood Terrace Redevelopment

Rockwood terrace site plan

Grey County is rebuilding Rockwood Terrace in Durham. The new facility will include 128 long-term care beds, 40 assisted living units, and a market square. 

2022 Regional Job Fairs

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Regional Job Fairs are back and in person!  Three regional job fairs are planned for Hanover, Owen Sound and Meaford. A number of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions will be available to support various industries. 

2022 Municipal Elections

logos of all 9 member municipalities and Grey County

The 2022 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 24. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Grey Road 3 and 4 Roundabout

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Grey County is in the design stage for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Grey Road 3 and Grey Road 4 east of Hanover in the Municipality of West Grey. The project is tentatively scheduled for construction during the summer of 2023. Below is an overview of the roundabout design.

Proposed County Official Plan Amendment #11

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Grey County is initiating an amendment to our County Official Plan, Recolour Grey, to update our residential and employment growth forecasts, and other housekeeping matters.

Age-Friendly Community Strategy and Action Plan

Age Friendly Community Strategy Plan

This strategy and action focuses 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.

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.