Notice of Public Meeting - Municipal Comprehensive Review Phase III

Thursday March 14, 2024 at 6:00pm

Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St, Orangeville ON L9W 2X1

COUNTY OF DUFFERIN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
Municipal Comprehensive Review Phase III – Land Use Policy Framework

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

TAKE NOTICE that the County of Dufferin will hold a public meeting pursuant to Subsection 17(15) and 17(16) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, regarding a proposed amendment to the County of Dufferin Official Plan to implement the County’s Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) exercise under Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.

Public Meeting

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the W. & M. Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville. The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed land use policy framework updates to the Official Plan Amendment (OPA) being put forward for consideration as a result of the County’s MCR exercise under Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, and to give an opportunity for the public to provide input.

Any person or public body wishing to participate in the meeting may attend in-person or virtually. To join the meeting virtually on Zoom, please use the following link:

https://dufferincounty-ca.zoom.us/j/84760671556
Password: 947791334

Written comments can be sent to the attention of the County Clerk by email or via regular mail to the address listed at the end of this notice.

The meeting will be livestreamed and will be available on the County’s YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/DufferinOne

The Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan Amendment

This proposed third phase OPA has been prepared in association with the County’s MCR to bring the County Official Plan into conformity with the Provincial Growth Plan, A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan) (Office Consolidation 2020), to ensure that it has appropriate regard for matters of Provincial interest, and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

This proposed OPA represents the third and final amendment, concluding the County’s MCR process. The Phase III OPA relates the policies of the Official Plan that address general strategy to govern development growth throughout the County. These include general policy updates relating to housing options, climate change, Employment Lands, implementation and interpretation. The policy text amendment also includes updates to key policy definitions for the purpose of conformity and to simplify policy wording.

The third phase OPA applies to the whole of the County of Dufferin and therefore, a key map is not provided with this notice.

Additional Information

A copy of the proposed OPA and additional information will be available at
https://joinindufferin.com/dufferin-county-municipal-comprehensive-review

Notification of Adoption

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed OPA, you must make a written request to the County Clerk at the address listed below. Such requests must include the name and mailing address/email address to which such notice should be sent.

NOTE: The approval authority for adopted County of Dufferin Official Plan Amendments is the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Dufferin before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make

written submissions to the County of Dufferin before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless in the opinion of the Tribunal there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Notice of Collection, Use, and Disclosure

All personal information collected will be used to support Council in their deliberations and decision making, and by staff, about the second phase schedules and maps Official Plan Amendment, in accordance with sections 17 and 26 of the Planning Act and disclosed in full, including names, opinions, addresses and email, to any other persons requesting access to these records, or published as part of a public agenda. All information submitted to the County is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about this notice of collection should be directed to the County Clerk.

 

DATED at Orangeville this 24th day of January, 2024.

Michelle Dunne, County Clerk
W. & M. Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1
Phone: 519-941-2816 ext. 2504  Email: clerk@dufferincounty.ca