Navigating Policy

Despite what you may think, land use guidelines among other things are not there to frustrate business owners. The vast majority of it makes great sense. What's difficult, however, is navigating public policy - that's the real frustration. So we've fixed that. Find help here at the Bruce County Enterprise Centre. It may not always work out - but here you'll know why and have the help you need to adapt.

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Bruce County Official Plan

The purpose of the Bruce County Official Plan is to establish a policy framework to guide the physical, social and economic development of the County and to protect the natural environment within the County to the year 2021.

Through this Official Plan it is County Council's intent to:

  • achieve an orderly pattern of settlement;
  • protect and conserve good agricultural land;
  • protect and when possible enhance the quality of the natural environment;
  • encourage economic development and prosperity; and
  • encourage necessary social, cultural and educational facilities and services.

Application Form One - 2017

This is a multi-purpose application form used for:

  • Official Plan/Secondary Plan Amendment
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment
  • Consent/Severance
  • Minor Variance

Download the application here

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Manager of Land Use Planning

Tel:  519-881-1782 ext. 259
Planning & Development

Land Use

Neighbourhoods work better for all when simple rules and guidelines are followed. Land use and bylaw information is easy to find here.