The New Official Plan

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Are you interested in the growth and development of the County of Brant? The new Official Plan is the County's tool box for managing growth and we're updating our policies to plan for the future. We need your input!

Project Updates:

  • When will we receive preliminary comments from the Province of Ontario?
    • As part of the review for the Official Plan project, the draft version of the plan was submitted to the Province for a 90-day review that began in August 17, 2021 and lapsed on November 17, 2021. County staff along with Council have done everything we can to advance this project to be in conformity with A Place to Grow by July 1, 2022 in accordance with the policy planning framework set forth by the Province.
      At this point, we do not have a timeframe for the approval of our New Official Plan until we receive direction from the Province.
  • Missed the Public Meeting in December? Here's a Summary!
    • This meeting was held in two parts. It included a summary of all the comments received, site-specific requests, errors and omissions, and suggested revisions to the draft document. The meeting was an additional opportunity to hear public input, discussions, and any further feedback from interested stakeholders on making revisions to the draft version of the new Official Plan in advance of coming back to Council in early 2022 for approval.
      • Thursday, December 2nd beginning at 6:00pm - A short staff presentation introduced the purpose of hte meeting and the remainder of this portion of the meeting was dedicated to delegations and public input on the New Official Plan. This meeting will be held with ELECTRONIC PARTIPATION ONLY and can be watched by visiting www.brant.ca/YouTube.
      • Thursday, December 9th beginning at 6:00pm - Staff presented an overview of all the feedback and information collected during the project, an updated timeline for the remaining portions of the project, as well as provided an opporutnity for further discussion on revisions to the draft New Official Plan and clarification on the draft document. This meeting will also be held with ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION ONLY and can be watched by visiting www.brant.ca/YouTube.
    • The agenda and subsequent minutes for this meeting are posted at www.brant.ca/CouncilAgenda.
  • The draft version of the New Official Plan is ready for review


Engage with Us!




Topics of Interest


Healthy and Complete Communities Symbol, Aqua coloured circle with a hand holding a small house
Building Healthy and Complete Communities


Econonmic Development Symbol, Yellow coloured circle with a piece of grain inside
Economic Development and Prosperity


Planning For Infrastructure Symbol, Green circle with a pencil, blueprint and ruler insde
Planning for Infrastructure


Looking to get in touch with us? The Official Plan Project Team's contact information is listed on the side of the page, or you can reach out to OfficialPlan@brant.ca and 519-44BRANT (519.442.7268) and ask for Policy Planning to chat with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

The decisions we make today will impact the future of our community. This plan belongs to all of us.

Are you interested in the growth and development of the County of Brant? The new Official Plan is the County's tool box for managing growth and we're updating our policies to plan for the future. We need your input!

Project Updates:

  • When will we receive preliminary comments from the Province of Ontario?
    • As part of the review for the Official Plan project, the draft version of the plan was submitted to the Province for a 90-day review that began in August 17, 2021 and lapsed on November 17, 2021. County staff along with Council have done everything we can to advance this project to be in conformity with A Place to Grow by July 1, 2022 in accordance with the policy planning framework set forth by the Province.
      At this point, we do not have a timeframe for the approval of our New Official Plan until we receive direction from the Province.
  • Missed the Public Meeting in December? Here's a Summary!
    • This meeting was held in two parts. It included a summary of all the comments received, site-specific requests, errors and omissions, and suggested revisions to the draft document. The meeting was an additional opportunity to hear public input, discussions, and any further feedback from interested stakeholders on making revisions to the draft version of the new Official Plan in advance of coming back to Council in early 2022 for approval.
      • Thursday, December 2nd beginning at 6:00pm - A short staff presentation introduced the purpose of hte meeting and the remainder of this portion of the meeting was dedicated to delegations and public input on the New Official Plan. This meeting will be held with ELECTRONIC PARTIPATION ONLY and can be watched by visiting www.brant.ca/YouTube.
      • Thursday, December 9th beginning at 6:00pm - Staff presented an overview of all the feedback and information collected during the project, an updated timeline for the remaining portions of the project, as well as provided an opporutnity for further discussion on revisions to the draft New Official Plan and clarification on the draft document. This meeting will also be held with ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION ONLY and can be watched by visiting www.brant.ca/YouTube.
    • The agenda and subsequent minutes for this meeting are posted at www.brant.ca/CouncilAgenda.
  • The draft version of the New Official Plan is ready for review


Engage with Us!




Topics of Interest


Healthy and Complete Communities Symbol, Aqua coloured circle with a hand holding a small house
Building Healthy and Complete Communities


Econonmic Development Symbol, Yellow coloured circle with a piece of grain inside
Economic Development and Prosperity


Planning For Infrastructure Symbol, Green circle with a pencil, blueprint and ruler insde
Planning for Infrastructure


Looking to get in touch with us? The Official Plan Project Team's contact information is listed on the side of the page, or you can reach out to OfficialPlan@brant.ca and 519-44BRANT (519.442.7268) and ask for Policy Planning to chat with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

The decisions we make today will impact the future of our community. This plan belongs to all of us.

Page last updated: 27 May 2022, 10:18 AM