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 Official Plan Review 

Draft County Official Plan Review Committee

*last updated February 23, 2017

The Official Plan (OP) Review Committee has completed its review. A revised draft of the County Official Plan with the changes recommended by the Committee will be presented at the April 5, 2017 County Council meeting for Council's consideration.

The draft OP document as it was last presented to full County Council is found below under the heading "Latest Draft of New Lambton County Official Plan". Information regarding the types of changes the OP Review Committee considered and/or recommended to that draft is contained in the following linked materials:

February 17, 2017 agenda
Recommended Revisions from January 23, 2017 meeting
Draft County Official Plan (with changes recommended to previous draft)

January 23, 2017 agenda 
Recommended Revisions from January 11, 2017 Meeting
Additional Recommended Changes re: Corridors

January 11, 2017 agenda
Draft County Official Plan (with changes recommended to previous draft)

January 4, 2017 agenda
Urban Settlement Designation in Plympton-Wyoming Lakeshore

Approved Minutes:

January 23, 2017
January 11, 2017
January 4, 2017
December 20, 2016


Latest Information

*last updated February 23, 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, 2016A 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 will be presented to County Council for consideration.

May 3, 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.


Latest Draft of New Lambton County Official Plan

*latest file revision dates indicated in parenthesis

The latest draft County Official Plan was presented to County Council at its November 30, 2016 meeting. The draft includes revisions that take into consideration public and agency input provided as part of the September 7, 2016 public meeting and can be viewed via the following links:

Draft Official Plan Text (as presented to County Council November 30, 2016)

Draft Map 1 - Growth Strategy (September 27, 2016)

Draft Map 2 - Natural Heritage System (September 22, 2016)

Draft Appendix Map A - Sourcewater Protection Plan Map (September 22, 2016)

Draft Appendix Map B - Mineral Aggregate Resources Map (September 22, 2016) 

Draft Appendix Map C - Oil, Natural Gas and Salt Resources Map (May 16, 2016)

Draft Appendix Map D - Select Natural Hazards Map (May 16, 2016)

Staff reports are available summarizing the revisions included in the latest 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.


Previous Draft

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 September 7, 2016 public meeting or the March 2016 Open Houses, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department.


Background Reports

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 .

Planning & Development Services Department
789 Broadway Street
Wyoming, ON   N0N 1T0
Telephone: 519-845-0801
Toll-free:  1-866-324-6912
Fax: 519 845-3817
Email:
planning@county-lambton.on.ca