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
- Schedule A (Office Consolidation)
- Schedule A (as modified by MMAH)
- Schedule B
- Schedule C
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: https://www.ontario.ca/document/citizens-guide-land-use-planning/official-plans
Town of Parry Sound
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Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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