Land Use Planning

If you want to build it, talk to us first. We’ll help guide you through the process to making changes to your lands and buildings. Our Planning team is here to help you to make those connections and make the most out of Bruce County. Don’t feel you have to navigate the process on your own. We know how it works and we are here to navigate it with you.

Interactive Mapping
land use planning at the County of Bruce

Contact us

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.

Peninsula Hub – Planning

Phone Number: 519-534-2092 Ext 127
Inland Hub – Planning

Phone Number: 519-881-1782 Ext 256
Lakeshore Hub - Planning

Phone Number: 226-909-1601 ext 3

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

Planning Service Locations