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Recolour Grey was the name of Grey County’s update of the County Official Plan.  After more than two and a half years of public engagement, Council adopted a draft new Official Plan on October 25, 2018.  This plan will be sent to the Province by November 9 for final review and approval.  Thank you to everyone who shared comments and participated in the public meetings and workshops.

 

 View Adopted Draft Plan  Schedules A, B and C   Adopted Appendices A-E  Adopted Secondary Schedules Notice of Adoption

 

What is 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

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Other Programs & Initiatives

Green in Grey - Natural Environment Study

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Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.

ATVs on County Roads Pilot

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On September 6, 2016, Council approved a one-year pilot allowing the use of ATVs on many County Roads. The pilot was deemed a success and has been endorsed by Grey County Council. 

EPIC

A community paramedic tests the vital signs of a patient in their home.

From 2015-2017, Grey County paramedics embarked on a two-year clinical trial to study the effectiveness of community paramedicine in reducing emergency room visits by chronic disease patients.

Redeveloping Long-Term Care

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Grey County is making important changes long-term care.  County Council is moving forward with plans to combine the beds at Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace into a new 166-bed County home in Durham. 

Local Food Strategic Plan

Local Food Strategic Plan

Grey County is developing a Local Food Strategic Plan to identify ways of supporting local food projects. Our goal is to understand how food businesses operate with each other, to develop resources and encourage co-operation and partnerships in the sector.