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OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW UPDATE:

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 WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL PLAN?

The Official Plan is the Town of Gravenhurst's key planning document, intended to guide land use and development. This plan also establishes policies for the use and management of land.
 

WHY REVIEW THE PLAN?

The Town's current Official Plan was approved in 2008; the Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be reviewed routinely. These reviews are used to ensure that the Plan is consistent with the most current Provincial and District land use planning policy and legislation, and to ensure it continues to reflect matters of interest to the community.
 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

 Here's how to stay connected and participate in the process

.       Monitor the Town's website for updates;

.       Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the most current reports and community engagement                             opportunities;

.       Pick up your copy of the Gravenhurst Banner or observe their website for updates and notification                 of future public meetings;

.       Attend and share your ideas, questions, or comments at upcoming community engagement events;

.       Participate in online surveys available on the Town website; Find it here

.       Review and provide input on reports which will be made available online and at the Town office; or

.       Contact the Planning Department via email, fax, mail, or set up a meeting to provide your input.

Official Plan Review Town Hall Meeting April 30

 

WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?

The Final Draft (3) Redline Version of the Offical Plan is complete. It will be presented for Council's consideration at the December 20, 2016 Council and Committee of the Whole meeting (3pm/Gravenhurst Town Office/Council Chambers.) Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

See the Draft Plan below

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 Draft Policy Discussion Papers have been drafted by Planscape, and are available for viewing below:

                           i.          Strategic Planning and Economic Development

                          ii.          Sustainability and Energy Conservation

                        iii.          Growth Analysis

                        iv.          Section C - Urban Centre and Section F- Community

                         v.          Section D - Waterfront

                        vi.          Section E - Rural

                       vii.          Natural Heritage and Natural Resources

                      viii.          Transportation, Services and Utilities

                        ix.          Implementation Mechanisms

                         x.          Public Comments/ Public Consultation April 30, 2016

PAST MEETINGS:

STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETING:  Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 3:00 PM -  Council Chambers

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

The purpose of the Public Open House is to provide the public with the opportunity to review and discuss the proposed new Official Plan with representatives of the municipality in an informal setting.

STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETING:  Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 PM

The purpose of the Statutory Public Meeting is to formally present the new Official Plan to Council and provide the public the opportunity to comment to Council on the proposed new Official Plan. 

The Official Plan Review Advisory Committee will review these Papers, following this review changes may be made as a result of the Committee's comments.

An initial Official Plan Review Survey was available to all stakeholders in September and concluded December 10, 2015. A new Survey will be posted following the release of the final drafts of the Discussion Papers.

Community engagement on policy options will begin in February, 2016 (inclusive of public meetings/workshops, more detailed online survey, etc.).  More formal and precise details will be shared as it becomes available.

Thank you very much for your continued interest!

 

PAST PRESENTATIONS:

 

APRIL 30TH PRESENTATION- GRAVENHURST OPERA HOUSE

 

RESOURCES:

 Current Official Plan adopted by Council on October 24, 2006

Healthy Community Design Resource Tool PDF

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Citizen's Guide to Official Plans

 CONTACT US

We would welcome your input on this process either in writing or in person at the Special Meeting of Council and/or at one of the Public Workshops.  Any comments, information or questions should be directed to either of the Project Team members listed below:     

Katie Kirton, MCIP, RPP

Manager of Planning Services

3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z3

Tel: (705) 687-2230 ext. 224

E-mail:  Katie.Kirton@gravenhurst.ca

 

Rick Hunter, MCIP, RPP

Planscape Inc.

104 Kimberley Ave., Bracebridge, ON  P1L 1Z8

Tel: (705) 645-1556

E-mail: rhunter@planscape.ca

 

UPCOMING EVENTS/ NEWS

NO UPCOMING EVENTS AT THIS TIME.

OFFICIAL PLAN ADOPTED BY COUNCIL DEC.20, 2016 

OFFICIAL PLAN FINAL

  1. Schedule A
  2. Schedule A1
  3. Schedule B
  4. Public Comments

NOTICE OF ADOPTION - OFFICAL PLAN

DRAFT REVIEW (3) December 20, 2016 (redline version)

Draft Review Dec.20 (Redline Version)

Table of Final Revisions - Official Plan (Dec.13/2016)

 DRAFT REVIEW (2) - OCTOBER 31, 2016 (redline version)

Official Plan Review Draft (2) - PDF

Schedule A - Draft 2- Land Use

Schedule A1 - Draft 2 - Land Use

Schedule B- Draft 2- Environment

Public Comments with Responses

DRAFT FOR REVIEW - JULY 2016

Offical Plan Review- Draft for Public Review - July 2016 (PDF) 

Schedule A - Land Use

Schedule A1- Land Use

Schedule B - Environment