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Notice of Public Meeting - Town of Orangeville Official Plan Review

Jun 10, 2020 | Council | Public Notice

Take Notice that the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville has initiated a review of its Official Plan and will hold a public meeting pursuant to sections 26(3) and (4) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 on:

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall,
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario

 

Description of the Subject Land:

The Official Plan review applies to all lands within the limits of the Town of Orangeville.

Purpose:

The Town’s Official Plan is a strategic policy document that guides planning decisions for the community and provides direction on how growth and land use should be managed in the Town.

Ontario’s land use planning system applies a provincial policy-driven framework that requires the Town’s Official Plan and any municipal planning decisions to align with provincial planning policies (i.e. conform to provincial plans and be consistent with provincial policy statements) issued under the authority of the Planning Act.

The purpose of the Town’s Official Plan review is to ensure its policies maintain their consistency/conformity with provincial plans/policies and continue to address local planning priorities and changing community interests. The process for this review will initially focus on housekeeping updates and corrections to policy language and will subsequently evaluate growth management and land use allocation aspects of the Official Plan.

Public Meeting:

The Planning Act requires the Town to hold a special meeting of Council to discuss the Official Plan revisions that may be required. This special meeting intends to provide an initial opportunity for the public to learn about the Official Plan review and offer comments regarding any issue that should be considered.

Protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Provincial Emergency Orders, the Council Chambers at Town Hall will not be open to the public to attend in-person until further notice. All persons interested in the above application are invited to observe this Public Meeting through the Town’s live stream broadcast of this meeting online at www.youtube.com/c/OrangevilleCouncil

Anyone wishing to address Council with respect to the Official Plan review may:

  • make a presentation to Council remotely by submitting a delegation form found at www.orangeville.ca to [email protected] by Friday July 3, 2020 at 1 p.m.
  • call in to the meeting to voice your questions or comments by calling 1-289-801-5774, Conference ID: 243 742 862# after 6 p.m. on the evening of the Public Meeting. Callers will be invited to provide their questions or comments following the conclusion of the meeting presentation(s)

Written comments may also be submitted prior to the meeting and can be addressed to the Mayor and Members of Council, and/or the staff contact provided below. Please be aware that the contents of any written submissions to the Town, including any personal information included, will become part of the public record.

Please note that there will be other opportunities to participate in this process.

Information Available:

The Town’s current Official Plan is available for inspection online at:

https://www.orangeville.ca/planning/official-plan-and-schedules

For more information about this matter, please contact Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning, Infrastructure Services at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2249 or by email at [email protected] during normal business hours or visit the Planning Division.

 

Notice Issued: June 11, 2020