Important Announcement:

The new SDG Official Plan was approved on February 4, 2018. The 20-day appeal period has now passed.

Notice to residents: The Official Plan was approved with modifications. You will find the modifications and maps here.


General Information

Municipalities develop official plans to set out goals and rules to govern growth and development; this plan is approved by the province. Official plans are implemented locally through tools like zoning by-laws, site plans, and plans of subdivision.

  • Provides policy framework for planning decisions and development in the County and local municipalities
  • Approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) on February 4, 2018
  • Serves as the Official Plan for the lower tier municipalities in SDG
  • Designates lands for uses like residential, employment, commercial, etc.
  • Is exempt from Ministry approval for Official Plan Amendments