The Official Plan

This page will provide you with information regarding the status of the Official Plan in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and its pending review. 

2017/2018 Official Plan Review
and Zoning By-Law Updates

Notice of Pubic Meeting - June 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
(6544 New Dublin Road)

Draft Official Plan for Public Consultation for the June 25, 2018 Public Meeting:

Draft Official Plan for Public Consultation for the April 17, 2018 Public Open House:

Minutes of the Official Plan Zoning By-law Review Steering Committee

Please click on the following dates to view that set of minutes.

At the February 15, 2018 Steering Committee meeting a draft Official Plan document was recommended to be presented to Council on March 12, 2018 for the purpose of holding the public Open House.

An open house on the draft Official Plan was held on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 6544 New Dublin Road and was well attended.  Public comments received were considered by the Official Plan/Zoning By-law Review Steering Committee at their May 17, 2018 meeting.  An updated Draft Plan, May 2018, incorporating added changes is the subject of the Public Meeting to be held on June 25th.

General Background

A review of the Township's planning documents is underway. This review will include ensuring compliance with: the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement; source water protection policies and; the Official Plan for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Amendments to the Township's documents are anticipated to result. As the County has an Official Plan in effect, the County is the approval authority over the Township's Official Plan. 

To view a timetable of key tasks for this project, click here. Once the PDF is open, you will have to zoom in to read it clearly.  Although behind on the Official Plan timeline, the process is unfolding.

For updates please visit the Township's website at . Dates of public meetings to be held by Council under the Planning Act will be posted on the website under "News and Notices" and will also be advertised in local newspapers. Project updates will be posted under "Quicklinks" under the 'Official Plan' and 'Zoning By-law' links. If you wish to be informed of such public meetings before Council, a written request is required to be submitted to the Administrator-Clerk, Y.L. Robert at the New Dublin office. 

The Official Plan is the backbone of Land Use Planning. For all the information pertaining to the Zoning By-law process, check out the Zoning By-law Page by clicking here

Public Meetings Regarding Review of the Official Plan

The initial public meeting was held on May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to consider revisions to the Official Plan. See the Notice of Public Meeting that was advertised below.  

An open house on the draft Official Plan was held on Tuesday April 17th, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 6544 New Dublin Road. 

A formal public meeting will be held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

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What is the Official Plan?

The Official Plan is a key planning instrument that outlines the long term goals and objectives of the municipality in relation to land use planning. It is a statement about where and how development should take place now and in the future. It also defines the planning policies and land use designations such as Agriculture, Rural, Settlement Areas, Industrial/Business, Natural Heritage - Provincially Significant Wetlands, etc., currently in effect. The existing Official Plan was developed to guide land use and development to the year 2023.  The draft (new) Official Plan will guide development to the year 2031.

The Plan includes text and maps which show how lands are designated or classified. To determine the designations of your property, please contact the Planning & Development Department. 

Official Plans are to be updated every ten (10) years. The Township's Official Plan is due for an update and it will need to be consistent with the new Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and with the pending first United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Official Plan currently underway. Once the County Official Plan is in effect, the County will become the approval authority over the Township's Official Plan and its amendments. 

Council, Township Committees and staff must have regard for the Official Plan when reviewing any planning application/proposal such as zoning by-law amendments, severances, minor variances, plans of subdivision, site plans, etc. An application must meet the Official Plan policies or it will not be approved. If an application does not conform to the Official Plan, an Official Plan Amendment could be pursued. The Official Plan Amendment process is outlined in the Planning Act, R.S.O. and related regulations. For more information, go to

Elizabethtown-Kitley's Official Plan Document

Drafts of the Official Plan (2018) documents will be posted shortly.  Please check back on/about March 12, 2018.

The following files make up the Township's current Official Plan, which came into effect on February 1, 2006.

MMAH Official Plan Review Guidelines

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for more information on Land Use Planning and on the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) -

For more information

For more information on the Official Plan, or for any planning inquiries, contact the Director of Planning & Development Barbara Kalivas at 6544 New Dublin Road, RR 2, Addison, ON K0E 1A0. Should you wish to be directly informed of Official Plan public meetings, please contact the Township's Planning & Development Department to provide your contact information. 

Phone: 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)

Fax: 613-345-7235


Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email:
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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