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Final Consolidated Text and Map Schedules of the County of Simcoe Official Plan

Simcoe County Official Plan Text

The final consolidated text of the County of Simcoe Official Plan - identified as Exhibit 193 in the December 29, 2016 Ontario Municipal Board Decision - is now available. Official Plan Schedules are available below.

Several site-specific appeals to the Official Plan remain in effect. A list of the site-specific appeals, current as of December 29th, 2016, identifies the appellant and the location of lands subject to the appeal on Schedule 5.1.

Simcoe County Official Plan Map Schedules

Schedule 5.1 - Land Use Designations (identified as Exhibit 193 in December 29, 2016 Ontario Municipal Board Decision)

Schedule 5.1(a) - Big Bay Point Structure Plan

Schedule 5.1.2 - Simcoe Sub Area

Schedule 5.2.1 - High Potential Mineral Aggregate Resources

Schedule 5.2.2 - Streams and Evaluated Wetlands

Schedule 5.2.3 - Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest

Schedule 5.2.4 Wellhead Protection Areas and Surface Water Intake Protection Zones

Schedule 5.2.5 Highly Vulnerable Areas

Schedule 5.2.6 Significant Groundwater Recharge Areas

Schedule 5.3.1 - Niagara Escarpment Plan Land Use Designations

Schedule 5.3.2 - Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Land Use Designations

Schedule - Oak Ridges Moraine, Hydrologically Sensitive Features and Aquifer Vulnerability

Schedule - Oak Ridges Moraine, Key Natural Heritage Features and Landform Conservation Areas

Schedule 5.3.3 - Greenbelt Plan

Schedule 5.5.1 - County Transportation Systems

Schedule 5.5.2 - Future County Transportation Systems

Schedule 5.6.1 - County Waste Disposal Sites

Schedule 5.6.2 - Private, Other Municipal and Government Waste Disposal Sites

Amendments to the County Official Plan

The submission of an application for an amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan is provided under Section 22 of the Ontario Planning Act. To obtain further information including pre-consultation and application requirements please visit the Development Planning web page.

County Official Plan Amendment No. 1 - Source Protection (June 2017)

Ministry of Municipal Affair and Housing Approval

Consolidated OPA No. 1 text including Ministry Modifications

OPA No. 1 Schedules 5.2.4, 5.2.5, and 5.2.6

Status and history of events/decisions of the County of Simcoe Official Plan

Proposed Modified County of Simcoe Official Plan

The Official Plan was adopted by the County of Simcoe Council on November 25, 2008, and is under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB); OMB File No. PL091167. County Council endorsed this updated version on January 22, 2013 (see the Certified County Council Resolution January 22, 2013 and the associated Report to County Council). This version is currently before the OMB for approval.

On April 19, 2013 the OMB granted partial approval of the County of Simcoe Official Plan including text and schedules. Since then further approvals have been granted by the OMB and all Orders/Decisions are posted below. 

The County of Simcoe hosted two Public Information Sessions on the status and approval process of its Official Plan on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Simcoe County Museum.

The Public Information Sessions outlined the history of the development of the Official Plan, including key milestones and the role that the public, agencies, and province have with the development of the Official Plan. The sessions also outlined what sections of the Official Plan have been approved by the Ontario Municipal Board and what the timelines are for the consideration of the remaining sections. Finally, the roles and responsibilities of the County, the Province, and public at the Ontario Municipal Board when an Official Plan is appealed, were also discussed. Materials presented at the Public Information Sessions are included below:

Understanding the County of Simcoe Official Plan Pamphlet

County of Simcoe Official Plan History

County of Simcoe Official Plan Timeline (Key Milestones 2004-Present)

Public Information Session (April 20, 2015) Presentation Slides

Public Information Session (April 20, 2015) Q&A Handout

Staff Report CCW 15-092 - Update on County Official Plan Ontario Municipal Board Process (February 26, 2015)

Staff Report CCW 15-324 - Update on County Official Plan Ontario Municipal Board Process (September 22, 2015)

Staff Report CCW 16-100 - Update on County Official Plan Ontario Municipal Board Process (March 8, 2016)

For a detailed chronological breakdown of the Official Plan process please review the history of the Simcoe County Official Plan. The text and schedules of the Official Plan have been updated to reflect  approvals to date.

OMB Decisions/Orders

Motion Records

County of Simcoe Official Plan (Consolidated 2007)

The County of Simcoe Official Plan (Consolidated 2007) text and schedules are available in PDF format below.  A hardcopy version is available for purchase through the County's Customer Service Department.
2007 County of Simcoe Official Plan (including Text Schedules & Appendices)
Official Plan Map Schedules