South Bruce Peninsula Official Plan Update
Council is reviewing the Official Plan and will be making updates as required to guide future development in the Town.
You can view the current Official Plan by clicking here.
Progress in 2015
Council held a special meeting to discuss the Official Plan update on February 11, 2015. View the public notice here. The public was encouraged to attend the meeting to make comments on the Plan and changes that may be needed to guide development in the Town in the next 20 years.
The Wiarton South area needs a more detailed approach as part of the planning update. A preliminary stakeholder meeting regarding this ares took place on February 10, 2015 at the Community Centre. Bruce County Planning had identified the affected stakeholders and invited only those stakeholders to the meeting to discuss how the Official Plan affects their area.
Staff identified that the cluster of quarries west of Wiarton may warrant some additional attention and facilitated a discussion for stakeholders in that area on November 25, 2015. Slides from that presentation are available by clicking here.
Progress in 2016
Bruce County Planning has issued a Request for Agency Comments with respect to the proposal Official Plan update. Click here to view the Request for Agency Comment document. Comments are to be received by Bruce County Planning by March 3, 2016.
The planning report referred to in the Request for Agency Comment document can be viewed by clicking here. The purpose of the planning report is to consider changes to the Rural Area policies and to provide information which will assist the Agencies in making comment on the proposal. Review of the policies for Urban/Settlement Areas will take place later this year.
More Information on the Official Plan Update
South Bruce Peninsula Official Plan Update background information and other relevant information is available for viewing by clicking here.
Contact Bruce County Planning with any questions.
The County of Bruce provides professional planning advice, assistance, and land use planning functions to The Town of South Bruce Peninsula on local development processes including applications.
Commercial, industrial and multi-residential development applicants are requested to submit a pre-consultation form to the Town Economic Development Officer prior to the submission of any applications for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision, Draft Plans of Condominium and Site Plan Approval. Town staff will review the pre-consultation form to determine what documentation is required to support other planning applications for your development. Pre-consultation does not imply or suggest any decision or support on the part of the Town.
source water protection consultation and screening
The Source Water Protection Plan for the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Region came into effect on July 1, 2016. Prior to the issuance of a Building Permit or the processing of any planning application, properties which fall within the Source Protection Zones must consult with the Risk Management Office.
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority provides risk management for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula under the Source Water Protection Plan.
To view the GSCA Risk Management Office website, please click here.
To obtain information the consultation and screening process, please use the documents below or contact the Risk Management Office as the address and phone number below.
Section 59 Screening Protocol
Drinking Water Source Protection Screening Form
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Risk Management Office237897 Inglis Falls Rd, RR 4Owen Sound ON N4K 5N6519-470-3000Toll Free 1-877-470-3001
Town Official Plan and Zoning By-Law
To view the Town Official Plan and Zoning By-Law, please visit the Bruce County website by clicking here.
Applying for a Minor Variance, Zoning By-Law Amendment, Consent or Official Plan Amendment
If you need to apply for a Minor Variance, Zoning By-Law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment, Consent (severance), Plan of Subdivision or Condominium, please contact Bruce County Planning-Wiarton (contact information below).
Bruce County Planning-Wiarton Box 129 - 268 Berford StreetWiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0519-534-2092
Viewing Planning Applications, Planning Public Meeting Notices and Documents
Planning applications, public meeting notices and other documents with respect to planning applications can be viewed on the Bruce County Planning website. Click here to view planning applications.
Site Plan Control
Site Plan Control applications are processed by Town staff. Applications will not be accepted until the property is zoned and has the proper Official Plan designation for the proposed use. Please contact the Clerk's Department (519-534-1400 ext 122) for more information.
Deeming a property is the act of passing a by-law to "deem" property not to be part of a registered plan of subdivision. This is done so that properties can combine on title. The Clerk's Department accepts and processes applications for deeming. Please contact Town Hall regarding the fee for processing a Deeming By-Law. The deeming application form can be obtained by clicking here.
Removal of Holding Symbols
A holding symbol is a designation which is placed on a property in the Zoning By-Law to "hold" the property from being developed until a certain condition can be met. The Clerk's Department accepts and processes applications for the removal of holding symbols. Please contact Town Hall regarding the fee for processing the removal of a Holding Symbol. Council holds a public meeting and must pass a by-law before the holding symbol can be removed. The holding symbol removal application form can be obtained by clicking here.
Limited Service Agreements (Site Plan Control)
When a person wants to develop a property which does not front on a street which is open and maintained by the Town on a year round basis, the property owner must first obtain a minor variance to give relief from the Zoning By-Law requirement to develop on a street which is open and maintained by the Town on a year round basis. Once a minor variance is granted by the Committee of Adjustment, the owner can apply to the Town to enter into a Limited Service Agreement. This is a type of Site Plan Control Agreement which is registered on the title of the property. The agreement in essence says that the owner will make no demand for service of the Town. The Minor Variance process can be applied for by contact Bruce County Planning (contact information is at the top of this page). The Clerk's Department accepts and processes applications for Limited Service Agreements (Site Plan Control). Please contact Town Hall regarding the fee for a Limited Service Agreement (Site Plan Control). The Limited Service Agreement (Site Plan Control) application form can be obtained by clicking here.