Notice of Public Meeting for Draft Official Plan

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The County of Peterborough has prepared a Draft Official Plan and will hold a Public Meeting to consider the Plan in accordance with Section 17(15) of The Planning Act.

Purpose and Effect
The Draft Official Plan will guide how and where the County of Peterborough will grow to 2051. The Plan will apply new land use policy and schedules and will identify where various land uses can locate, plan for infrastructure needs, identify and protect the County’s natural heritage system and water resources, and establish a vision for growing as complete, sustainable, and resilient communities across the County. The County Official Plan must conform to and be consistent with all applicable Provincial plans and policies.

The Draft Official Plan serves as the Official Plan for the County of Peterborough and functions as the local Official Plan for the following Townships in the County:

  • Asphodel-Norwood
  • Douro-Dummer
  • Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
  • North Kawartha
  • Otonabee-South Monaghan
  • Selwyn
  • Trent Lakes

Public Meeting Information
The Council of the County of Peterborough will host an electronic public meeting on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the proposed Official Plan.

Participating in an Electronic Meeting
The County is using Zoom for electronic Council meetings which are live streamed to the County’s YouTube channel. Recorded meetings are then posted on the YouTube channel. Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the Official Plan.

Registration to speak at the meeting and written submissions must be directed to Kari Stevenson, Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk at or 705-743-0380 ext. 2101 no later than 9:00 a.m. May 18th, 2022. Written and verbal comments received prior to and during the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the adoption of the draft Official Plan. 

Location of Lands Affected
The Draft Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of the County of Peterborough. Accordingly, no key map is provided.

The Right to Appeal
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the approval authority for the new County of Peterborough Official Plan. Pursuant to Section 17(36.5) of the Planning Act, the Minister's decision is final as there is no appeal in respect of a decision of the approval authority where the approval authority is the Minister.

To Be Notified
If you wish to be notified of Council’s adoption or the Province’s decision for the Official Plan, you must make a written request to the County of Peterborough, 470 Water Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3.

Additional Information and Contact
The Draft Official Plan and Land Use Schedules are posted on the County’s website at together with background information and reports. A hard copy of the document(s) can be provided at your nearest Municipal Office upon request, following any public health measures as may be required during the pandemic.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights or to be added to the notification list, please contact the Planning Department, County of Peterborough (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), by calling Keziah Holden, Senior Planner at 705-743-0380 ext. 2402, or by emailing