Official Plan - Town of Gravenhurst

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Official Plan

The Town of Gravenhurst Official Plan (PDF) was adopted by Council on December 20, 2016. The Plan allocates land use, directs municipal services and facilities to guide development and over a 20 year time frame. All development approvals within the Town must conform to the policies contained in the Official Plan. These policies are implemented through the Town's Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-04.

A Copy of the Official Plan is available here:

Official Plan Amendments

Occasionally, it is necessary to amend the policies and/or designations contained in the Official Plan in order to facilitate new development or redevelopment proposals. Opportunity for public consultation is required prior to Council adopting any new Official Plan Amendments.

Depending on the proposal, an application may also be required to amend the District of Muskoka Official Plan and the Town of Gravenhurst Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-04.

Before applying for an Official Plan Amendment, please contact the Planning Department for information regarding specific requirements. To support your application, you may be asked for additional information such as a planning justification report. All applications must be completed in full prior to submission.

Official Plan Amendment Applications are approved by Council at a public meeting. The decision to approve or deny an application is made after recommendations from Planning staff. Any person or agency may attend the public hearing. An appeal can be submitted to the municipality within 20 days of Council's decision. Only persons who have made oral submissions at the public meeting or written submissions to Council prior to the decision may appeal.

For general information on Official Plans in Ontario, please visit the following websites: