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TBM announces public sessions for Official Plan review

Public information sessions scheduled for June 1 and 4
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Residents of The Blue Mountains will soon have the opportunity to learn more and comment on the town’s review of its Official Plan.

The Town of The Blue Mountains has announced it is holding two public information sessions for the first phase of the Official Plan review.

The public information sessions will be offered through two in-person events held at town hall and the Craigleith Community Centre during the first week of June. The town invites members of the public to attend and learn about the first pahse of the Official Plan review. Pre-registration for the meeting is available online.

The first session will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the town hall in Thornbury. the second session will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road.

The topics at the sessions will include: vision, guiding principles, goals and objectives, growth management, density and height and housing.

A brief presentation will be provided on the background research completed to date and the identified opportunities to enhance the Official Plan. Staff and committee members will be available to discuss and answer any questions from the public.

Information about the Official Plan review, including information to be discussed at the public information session is available for viewing on the project webpage.

Additional information to be presented at the public information session will be available on the town's website on May 20, 2022.

The Official Plan guides all future land-use decisions in the town, including residential and commercial development, the type of permitted housing, density and intensification standards, and how agricultural and natural features will be protected. The Ontario Planning Act requires that a municipality regularly update their Official Plan to remain current with county and provincial planning documents, and to provide an opportunity to update the plan with recent municipal direction, approved plans and other policies.

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