The Town's Official Plan provides policies to guide growth management, land use planning, and development approvals implementing the requirements of Provincial and Regional policies and Plans. The last major update to the Town's Official Plan received final approval in 2004. Since 2004, the Town Official Plan has been amended twenty-one times. These amendments include those to facilitate site specific developments and those introducing a wide variety of policy initiatives such as:
Special Meeting of Council
On October 18, 2011 Special Meeting of Council was held to provide an opportunity for public comment on revisions that may be required to the current Official Plan. A discussion paper has been prepared to provide background and to identify issues related to revisions of the Official Plan. This discussion paper is available here or through the Department of Building & Planning Services.
On December 13, 2011, Town Council adopted the recommendations in a Planning and Building Services Department report to proceed with Official Plan Amendments as set out in that report. A copy of the December 13, 2011 report is available here.
The Town Official Plan is available on-line at http://www.townofws.com/official_plan.asp.
Additional Information, Questions and Comments
Additional information on the Official Plan is available from the Town's website or by contacting Alan Drozd, MCIP, RPP, Manager, Planning Services at 905-640-1910 ext. 2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.