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Burl's Creek Event Grounds

Site Specific Amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan - County File: SC-OPA-1601


The County of Simcoe has received a complete application to amend the County of Simcoe Official Plan for the lands as shown in the key map below.

Burl's Creek Event Grounds 

The proposal is to amend Schedule 5.1 Land Use Designations of the County of Simcoe Official Plan to designate the subject lands “Rural and Agricultural – Subject to Exception 3.6.13” and to add a new Agricultural Special Exception Section 3.6.13 to permit camping, parking, concession booths and minor soccer as accessory uses on the subject lands, with specific restrictions including duration and location of such uses to be further detailed in the site specific local municipal official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment.

County of Simcoe Planning staff has commenced review of the application and has circulated the application materials to the prescribed persons, public agencies and Indigenous communities for review and comment.  The Ministry of Municipal Affairs/Ministry of Housing has provided coordinated one-window comments on behalf of the Provincial ministries. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is the approval authority for all County Official Plan Amendments. 

  All of the supporting studies and reports have been, or are in the process of being peer reviewed.  A public meeting was to be scheduled at such time as all the peer review reports were received. 

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 has acknowledged receipt of the appeal materials and is referring to the file as Case No. PL170878.  The Board has scheduled the first Prehearing Conference for February 8th and 9th, 2018.  A copy of the Notice of Prehearing Conference is available below.

Additional information relating to the proposed Burl's Creek Event Grounds County of Simcoe Official Plan Amendment is available using the links below.  Hard copies of the application materials are also available for viewing at the County of Simcoe Customer Service desk located in the County of Simcoe Administration Centre during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday).

OMB Appeal


  • Notice of Application – March 11, 2016

Draft Official Plan Amendment Text & Schedule

Supporting Reports