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Building Barrie Engagement Hub: Official Plan
The Official Plan is a general policy document that establishes a long range planning blueprint for land uses and resource management within the municipality.
Land uses are identified by designations, under which specific policy direction is given to deal with such matters as type of use, density, massing, community design, and development criteria. In addition, policies related to park systems, transportation, servicing and implementation are outlined within the Official Plan. New developments that do not conform to the plan must seek approval of an Official Plan Amendment.
The City’s current Official Plan was approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) on April 23, 2010.
Official Plan - January 2018
Schedule A: Land Use
Schedule B: Planning Areas
Schedule C: Special Policy Areas
Schedule D: Road Plan
Schedule E: Road Widening Plan
Schedule F: Conservation Authority Regulation Limits & Watercourses
Schedule G: Drinking Water System Vulnerable Areas
Schedule H: Natural Heritage Resources
Schedule I: Intensification Areas
Schedule J: Lake Simcoe Watershed
The City of Barrie adopted its existing Official Plan on June 22, 2009 in conformity with the Provincial Growth Plan: Places to Grow. When this Plan was forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for final approval, the Ministry requested some significant modifications as part of their review. The significant modifications relate to:
a) Population distribution and densities
b) Settlement Area Boundary Expansion
c) Intensification Policies
d) The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan
e) Cultural Heritage resources
f) Renewable Energy and Alternate energy systems
g) Waste Disposal Assessment areas
Official Plan June 2009 - Draft Modification January 25, 2010.
An Official Plan Amendment (OPA) is a formal document that changes a municipality's official plan. Changes may be needed because of new circumstances in the community or because of requests made by property owners.
Official Plan Amendment 24
Official Plan Amendment 44
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