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Official Plan


Jessie Langford
Administrative Assistant, Building, Planning & Economic Development
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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T. (705) 746-2101 x225
F. (705) 746-7461
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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: Mapping, Zoning, Official Plan.

The following flowcharts outline the Official Plan Amendment process.

Notice of Open House, Public Meeting and "Complete Application"

Official Plan Amendment Flow Chart 1 - Alternate Formats Available Upon Request - (705) 746-2101

Adoption (Non-exempt Municipality)

Official Plan Amendment Flow Chart 2 - Alternate Formats Available Upon Request - (705) 746-2101

Notice of Approval Authority's Decision

Official Plan Amendment Flow Chart 3 - Alternate Formats Available Upon Request - (705) 746-2101