Draft County Official Plan Review Committee
*last updated April 6, 2017
New* Consideration of the draft County Official Plan has been deferred to County Council's June 7, 2017 meeting.
Latest Draft of New Lambton County Official Plan
The latest draft County Official Plan will be presented to County Council at its April 5, 2017 meeting. The draft includes recommendations made by the Draft Official Plan Review Committee and can be viewed via the following links:
Draft Official Plan Text
Draft Map 1 - Growth Strategy
Draft Map 2 - Natural Heritage System
Draft Appendix Map A - Sourcewater Protection Plan Map
Draft Appendix Map B - Mineral Aggregate Resources Map
Draft Appendix Map C - Oil, Natural Gas & Salt Resources Map
Draft Appendix Map D - Select Natural Hazards Map
Minutes of the Draft Official Plan Review Committee are available. Staff reports are available summarizing the revisions included in the November 30, 2016 draft as a result of the public meeting in September 2016 and the consultations earlier in 2016. Summaries of public and agencies comments and the Province's comments from the early 2016 consultations are available. A summary of the Province's second set of comments for the public meeting is also available. A report on the residential land supply contained within the settlement boundaries of the April 5, 2017 draft of the Official Plan and Map A and Map B to the Residential Land Supply Report are available.
*last updated April 6, 2017
Update on Official Plan Review process:
Early 2016: Consultations were held including Open Houses in March.
June/July 2016: A revised draft was approved by County Council to bring to a public meeting.
September 7, 2016: A formal public meeting as required under the Planning Act was held before County Council.
November 2016: A revised draft was presented to A.M. Committee and County Council for endorsement. County Council directed that a Review Committee be struck to review the draft with staff.
December 2016 through February 2017: The Official Plan Review Committee completed its review of the draft OP after 5 meetings.
April 5, 2017: A revised draft showing the changes recommended by the Committee was presented to County Council for consideration. Council deferred the draft.
June 7, 2017: The draft is scheduled to return to County Council for its consideration.
July 5, 2017: The earliest date the new County Official Plan could be formally adopted by by-law, following which the Plan would be forwarded to the province for approval.
To avoid the confusion of multiple drafts, only the most current draft of the proposed new County Official Plan is posted. If you wish to see the previous drafts as presented at the November 30, 2016 County Council meeting, September 7, 2016 public meeting, or the March 2016 Open Houses, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department.
Background reports were prepared identifying key issues/problems to be addressed by the updated Official Plan. These background reports and the input received to date through the review process form the basis of the proposed Official Plan. The reports are available by contacting the Planning and Development Services Department.
Current (1998) County of Lambton Official Plan
The current version of the County's Official Plan, which came into effect January 3, 1998, can be found below:
Official Plan - County of Lambton
County Official Plan - Map 1 Growth Strategy
County Official Plan - Map 2 Natural Heritage System
County Official Plan - Appendix A
County Official Plan - Appendix B
The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has additional information regarding Official Plans .
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