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Official Plan

The Official Plan contains policies which guide development in the Town. It directs staff and Council when making land use decisions.

Land use decisions (such as zoning by-law amendments, and minor variances) must conform to the Official Plan.

The Official plan includes the following sections:

Official Plan Amendments

An Official Plan Amendment is required when a land use proposal does not conform to the Official Plan policies. An Amendment changes the policies to cater to a specific development proposal. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing considers Official Plan Amendments for the Town of Parry Sound.

The Town has a pre-consultation by-law for planning applications. Prior to submitting a official plan amendment, applicants are to prepare a site plan illustrating their proposal for review with staff. Please contact planning staff to make an appointment.

The following links will assist in preparation of a site plan: 

More information on Official Plans is available here: