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County OPA 4 - Burl's Creek Event Grounds

​Burl's Creek Event Grounds – County OPA No. 4

Site Specific Amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan

County File: SC-OPA-1601

County OPA No. 4 applies to the lands as shown in the key map below.​

Burl's Creek Event Grounds 

OPA No. 4 is a site specific amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan to amend Schedule 5.1 Land Use Designations of the County of Simcoe Official Plan to designate the subject lands “Agricultural – Subject to Exception 3.6.14" and “Rural – Subject to Exception 3.7.14".  The Exception policies of Sections 3.6.14 and 3.7.14 will permit a number of accessory type uses (such as camping, parking and concession booths) and small scale recreational uses (such as minor soccer) on portions of the subject lands, with specific restrictions including duration and location of such uses to be further detailed in the related site specific local municipal official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendments.​

The Burl's Creek Event Grounds application was received on December 11, 2015 and was deemed complete on February 18, 2016.

On July 27, 2017, the County Clerk's Office received a Notice of Appeal from Black Sutherland LLP on behalf of Burl's Creek, regarding the County's failure to adopt the amendment requested by Burl's Creek Event Grounds Inc. within 180 days of deeming the application complete.  

The Ontario Municipal Board (now Local Plan Appeal Tribunal) acknowledged receipt of the appeal materials and identified the appeal as Case No. PL170878.  Several Prehearing Conferences were conducted in 2018 and 2019 and a two-week Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing regarding this matter was held April 1 – 12th, 2019.

On November 7, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) ordered that the appeals are allowed in part to amend Official Plans of the County of Simcoe, the Township of Oro-Medonte and Township By-law No. 97-95.  The LPAT withheld its final Order until advised that the necessary instruments to give effect to this order have been received in final form.

On January 10, 2020, the LPAT issued its final Order including the final OPA and ZBA documents.  All of the OMB/LPAT Decisions for this matter are available below.  The amendment to the County Official Plan for the Burl's Creek Event Grounds lands is identified as OPA No. 4.

Additional information relating to the Burl's Creek Event Grounds County of Simcoe Official Plan Amendment is available using the links below.  ​


LPAT Approved Official Plan Amendment Text & Schedule

Supporting Reports