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 review, adoption and approval.

2017/2018 Official Plan Review

Notice of Decision

The Official Plan was approved, as amended, by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on October 25, 2018. The last day of appeal is November 14, 2018. 

Notice of Adoption of Official Plan

Official Plan presented to and adopted by Council at their July 16, 2018 meeting: 

Draft Official Plan July 2018

Revised Version with tracked changes (highlighted in yellow) as recommended by the Steering Committee at their meeting of July 9, 2018: 

Minutes of Public Meeting held on June 25, 2018 before Council: 

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 Official Plan/Zoning By-law Review Steering Committee (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 Steering Committee at their May 17, 2018 meeting.  An updated Draft Plan, May 2018, incorporating added changes was the subject of the Public Meeting held on June 25. The Steering Committee considered added comments and recommended changes at their July 9, 2018 meeting. A final version of the Official Plan was adopted by Council at their July 16, 2018 meeting. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville approved the Official Plan on October 25, 2018. Work to update the Zoning By-law will soon begin. 

General Background

A review of the Township's Official Plan has been completed. This review included ensuring compliance with: the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement; source water protection policies and; the Official Plan for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. As the County has an Official Plan in effect, the County was the approval authority over the Township's Official Plan. 

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. 

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 was held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. 

The Official Plan was adopted by Council at their July 16, 2018 meeting as By-law 18-33. 

The Official Plan was approved by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on October 25, 2018. 

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 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 required to be updated/reviewed every ten (10) years, and as such the 2006 Official Plan was due for an update. The Township's new Official Plan was prepared to be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and with the first United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Official Plan. The County is 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

The following files make up the Township's current Official Plan, which came into effect on February 1, 2006 (the recently approved Official Plan will replace this document). 

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. 

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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