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​Official Plan Review & Update

The Township of Tiny has prepared a new draft Official Plan in accordance with Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 that sets out where and how the Township will grow over the next 20 years.

Draft 2 of the Official Plan has now been released.  Please click on the links below to review Draft 2 of the Official Plan and Schedules:

The Township held two public Open Houses to present Draft 2 of the Official Plan at the end of March, one in the GTA and one at the Township Office.  The deadline to submit comments on Draft 2 is April 13th.  Township staff and our Planning Consultants from MHBC Planning will be reporting back to Council on the next steps, including determining a date for the statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act.

To download a copy of the Public Comment Form, please click on the link below:
Public Comment Form

Draft 1 of the Official Plan was released on August 3rd, 2017.  Please click on the links below to review Draft 1 of the Official Plan and Schedules:​

Draft 1 of the Official Plan

Schedule A – Land Use

Schedule B – Natural Features

Schedule C – Transportation

Schedule D – Waste Disposal Sites

Schedule E – Source Water Protection

The Township held a Public Open House on Friday, August 25th, 2017 for Draft 1 of the Official Plan.  A Planning Report was presented to Council in Committee of the Whole on Monday, November 27th, 2017 and provided a summary of all comments made on Draft 1 of the Official Plan. The Report also provided recommendations on proposed changes to Draft 1 of the Official Plan and outlined the next steps.

What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a planning policy document that establishes goals, objectives, land use designations and land use policies for these designations to manage and direct development and land uses throughout the Township. Official Plans outline what is generally permitted within the land use designations and includes associated policies. Plans are generally viewed as “living documents” subject to amendment over time. Official Plans are reviewed on a regular basis.

Why does the Township of Tiny need an Official Plan?

An Official Plan provides an effective means by which to inform the public of how their land can be used and what the municipality has deemed to be most appropriate in terms of land use designation. Official Plans are used as a tool to ensure appropriate uses of land are promoted in the Township based on the principles of good planning, and Provincial, County and Township policies. The Plan also helps to guide in the effective provision of infrastructure, and establishes a set of local regulations and standards to guide site specific development.

Why does the Official Plan need to be reviewed?

The Planning Act requires municipalities to review their Official Plans no less than every five years.

Over the course of the last decade, the Province has increased its commitment to good planning. This includes the release of the Provincial Policy Statement 2014, the approval of the Source Protection Plan under the Clean Water Act 2006, and the “Places to Grow Act: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2006”. Similarly, the Planning Act, which forms the regulatory environment for Planning, has been amended. All municipal Official Plans must be consistent with and conform to these provincial policies.

The majority of the County of Simcoe Official Plan has been approved by the OMB and forms part of the new County Land Use Planning policy regime, in which the Township Official Plan must be consistent with and conform to.

Background Studies

There are a number of background technical reports that have been prepared in support of the new draft Official Plan, as follows:

If you have any questions, please contact the Township Planning Department at 705-526-4204.