In Ontario, the Planning Act requires that land use planning be undertaken within the detailed policy framework that serves to protect Provincial interests such as:
- Promoting efficient development patterns
- Conserving natural, environmental and cultural resources, and
- Protecting public health and safety
In the Province’s policy-led planning system, the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement and the various Provincial Plans (e.g. Growth Plan) form the foundations for regulating land use planning and development. At the municipal level, planning decisions are also guided by municipal Official Plans which are implemented through Zoning Bylaws.
Below is a detailed compilation of the Provincial and local plans and regulations that apply to Haldimand and which serve to inform the County’s future land use and land development goals and assist in growth management.