District of Nipissing
Why does the Township need an Official Plan?

Why does the Township need an Official Plan?

An Official Plan:

  • informs the public on what the province, and municipality’s general land use planning policies are;
  • makes sure that growth is coordinated and meets the community’s needs;
  • helps all members of the community understand how their land may be used now and in the future;
  • helps decide where roads, parks, trails, and other services will be located;
  • provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning by-laws to set local regulations and standards, such as size of lots, or development setbacks from water or gravel pits;
  • provides a way to evaluate and settle conflicting land uses while meeting local, and provincial interests; and,
  • shows Council’s commitment to the sustainable future of the community.

This Article can be found on the following pages: Official Plan Review, you may find other valuable infomation there.
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