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Official Plan

Official Plan Update

Commencement Of Review – Public Notice

The Township of Addington Highlands is commencing an update to its Official Plan, pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act (R.S.O. 1990). In accordance with Section 26(3)(a) of the Planning Act, the municipality is seeking to consult with the approval authority, prescribed public bodies and other commenting bodies and agencies.

Background Of The Official Plan Review

The purpose of the Official Plan is to provide a framework intended to reduce the element of uncertainty as to the manner and sequence of growth and land use changes so that coordination of public and private investment can occur. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on February 27th, 2006 and was most recently updated in 2015.  

The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans or does not conflict with them, including the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement.  Since the 2015 Official Plan update, a new Provincial Policy Statement has been enacted and a new Official Plan created for the County of Lennox & Addington, with which the municipal Official Plan must conform. It is anticipated that the Official Plan review may also assess Rural Settlement Area boundaries and changes to the waterfront development policies.

Invitation For Review And Comment

The Township hereby invites comment and input from the approval authority, prescribed public bodies and agencies on the update to Township’s Official Plan. Input is welcome via written correspondence, in-person and/or virtual meetings. Please contact the Township at the coordinates below to provide input and/or to arrange a meeting.

Subject Lands

The update to the Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of the Township of Addington Highlands.


Patricia Gray, Deputy Clerk/Planning Secretary


Phone: 613-336-2286 ext. 205