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Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Township. Based on policies outlined in the Official Plan, the department helps determine how our community is shaped, where homes and businesses are built, where parks and schools are located, and where and how other essential services may be required.

Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us . It maintains property values and helps us to have the kind of community we desire.

The Planning Department assists the public regarding land development in the municipality. The Planning Department liaises with residents, developers and builders and guides them through the land development process in matters related to land use planning. Individuals wishing to develop or change the use of land in the Township must obtain approvals from the Township.

Land use policies and development requirements are set out in the Township's Official Plan and the Township's Zoning Bylaw. See the Ministry website for other land use planning resources.

The Planning Department is responsible for reviewing and providing a recommendation to Council regarding development applications such as minor variances, consent applications, rezoning, official plan amendments and the closing of road allowances.

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