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Draft Zoning Map Schedules

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Curbside Collection Holiday Schedule

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Official Plan Review and Zoning By-law Update

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Landfill Site Hours

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Draft Environmental Hazard Maps!

...are now available.  Go to News, then OP Update and new Zoning By-law.   

Lifetime Dog Tags now for sale

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Curbside Waste and Recyling Collection

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3.1 acre building lots on Lindsay Road 40.  Go to News then select Public Notices and scroll down.

Waterfront Lots For Sale Greenough Harbour.  Go to News, then Public Notices for details. 

Planning Services in NBP

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Planning to book the Lion's Head Rotary Hall?

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The County of Bruce Planning and Development Department provides planning services for the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.  Click here for the County's Planning website. 

Bruce County Planning and Development Department
Peninsula Hub Office

268 Berford Street
P. O. Box 129
WIARTON, Ontario  N0H 2T0
(519) 534-2092

Senior Planner - Jack Van Dorp, X125
Planner - Amanda Herbert, X126
Planning Applications Technician - Lynda Steinacker, X127
Email:  Bruce County Planning Department Peninsula Hub Office

For your convenience, Planning Staff holds regular office hours at the Municipal Office.  To book an appointment or start an inquiry, please contact Lynda Steinacker at the above noted telephone/email.  Click here to view upcoming dates when Planning Staff will be on hand. 

Providing information such as:
     - Municipal Tax Assessment Roll Number (from your Municipal Tax Bill) or Lot and Plan or Concession and former Township (if rural) and/or 911 Street Addressing (if available)
     - details of your question (including a sketch or verbal description of the proposal)
     - your name and contact information
will assist the Planning Department to provide prompt service.

Applications for planning matters such as Minor Variances, Consents (severances), Zoning and Official Plan Amendments must be filed at the Peninsula Hub Office in Wiarton.  Application forms are available on the County website for your convenience.

Official Plan and Zoning By-law--the Municipality's Official Plan for Lion's Head, Tobermory and Ferndale and the Zoning By-law may be viewed by clicking here (for Zoning By-law) and/or here (for Official Plan).

The Bruce County Official Plan which provides high level policies for settlement areas and detailed policies for rural areas including rural recreation areas is available by clicking here.

Site Plan Control--Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi-residential and various site specific properties are subject to Site Plan Control.  To apply for Site Plan Control, download the Application Form here

Official Plan Update and new Comprehensive Zoning By-law

The draft Environmental Hazard maps are now available.  Please go to News, then select OP Update and new Zoning By-law for full details. 

The Municipality has undertaken a review of the Official Plan for Lion's Head, Tobermory and Ferndale and considering a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law for all lands in the Municipality in 2017.  The process "kicked off" with a Special Council Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers.  Click here to view the Public Notice.  There have been many opportunities to participate in the process over the course of 2017.  Go to News, then select Official Plan Update and new Zoning By-law link or click here

Preserving Appeal Rights

It is our hope that the public process will yield consensus on the Local Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law and that these documents will be adopted by Council (and the Official Plan approved by the County of Bruce) and come into force and effect following the statutory appeal period. 

When these decisions are made:

The decision of the County of Bruce regarding approval of the Local Official Plan is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.  The decision of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

If there are matters that cannot be resolved and an appeal is filed note that:
(i)   Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board.  A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group; however, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.
(ii)   No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The Planning Act is available on line, click here.

For the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) website, click  here.





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