County of Renfrew Official Plan Review
Updated: 12 months ago - Created: August 16th, 2016
PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT, TAKE NOTICE THAT THE COUNTY OF RENFREW WILL BE HOLDING OPEN HOUSES AND PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF THE COUNTY OF RENFREW OFFICIAL PLAN
The County of Renfrew is updating its Official Plan. An official plan is a policy document that guides the physical growth, use of land and development of a community.
The Ontario Planning Act requires an official plan to be reviewed and updated at five year intervals to ensure it meets the needs of the community, has regard to provincial interests (e.g., protecting ecological systems, conservation of mineral aggregate resources, appropriate locations of growth and development), and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The proposed updated Official Plan affects all lands within the County and therefore a location map is not provided.
The five year review of the County of Renfrew Official Plan will eventually result in changes to the Official Plan by way of an amendment to the document (Official Plan Amendment No. 25 is the assigned number for this purpose). The County of Renfrew is responsible for preparing and adopting Official Plan Amendment No. 25 and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is responsible for approval of the amendment. A draft of the highlighted and strikethrough version of the proposed updated April 2016 Official Plan (including all map schedules) has been prepared for discussion purposes and is available on the County of Renfrew website at
A copy can also be viewed at the County of Renfrew Administration Building located at 9 International Drive in Pembroke, or at any local municipal office.
To engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed changes to the Official Plan, a series of six open houses and public meetings have been scheduled that will follow the format below:
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (OPEN HOUSE) – County staff will be available to meet, speak, and answer questions one-on-one with residents.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (FORMAL PUBLIC MEETING) – The meeting will begin with a presentation by County Staff on the Official Plan and the proposed changes. After the presentation any persons may provide oral submissions regarding the proposed changes. (It is requested that oral submissions be no more than 5 minutes.)
Chalk River and Area Lion's Hall
11 Kellett Street
Chalk River, Ontario, Canada