Municipal Official Plan

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Contact: Theodhora Merepeza, Planning Manager
tmerepeza@porthope.ca  or 905.885.2431, Ext. 2507

In 2014, the Official Plan for the Municipality of Port Hope (adopted by Municipal Council in 2006 and subsequently approved by the Province in 2008), underwent the required five-year review update to reflect changes to applicable Provincial legislation and any local land-use issues.

Official Plan Amendment No. 7 (OPA #7), aiming to update the entire Municipal Official Plan, was adopted by Council of the Municipality of Port Hope on November 25, 2014. Subsequently, OPA #7 was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Ministry) in December 2014 for their review and approval.

Pursuant to subsection 17(40) of the Planning Act, 1670272 Ontario Limited appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) the failure of the Ministry (as the approval authority) to make a decision with respect of all of OPA #7 within 180 days after the date the Municipal Official Plan was received by the approval authority.

On September 6, 2016, the OMB ordered partial approval of OPA #7 of the Municipality of Port Hope.

Below are:

The Phase 1 OMB Hearing has been deferred from Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, at Town Hall, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope and will continue until Friday, November 25, 2016.  For more information regarding the OMB Case No. PL 150785, please refer to the Municipal Staff report Official Plan Amendment No. 7 Update, Pre-Hearing Conference OMB Case No. PL 150785 dated August 26, 2016 presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting held on September 6, 2016.

OPA #7 amended the policies of the Municipal Official Plan and all Schedules except for the Schedules relating to the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM).

Port Hope Official Plan 2016

Schedules to the Port Hope Official Plan 2016:

OPA 7 - Schedule A_OMB_Aug 10 2016
OPA 7 - Schedule A1_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule B_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule B1_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule B2_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule B3_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule C_OMB_Aug 10 2016
OPA 7 - Schedule C1_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule D_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule D1_Aug 10 2016_OMB
OPA 7 - Schedule E_OMB_Aug 10 2016
OP ORM - Schedule F
OP ORM - Schedule G
OP ORM - Schedule H
OP ORM - Schedule I

Municipal Official Plan Review 2014

Municipal Council has Adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 7 to update the Official Plan resulting from the OP Review process.

Notice of Adoption of Amendment No. 7.

By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 7 to the Official Plan for the Municipality of Port Hope, to upgrade the Official Plan document, pertaining to all lands within the Municipality of Port Hope.

The Municipality of Port Hope has initiated the legislated review of its Official Plan pursuant to the requirements of Section 17 and 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. This is a five-year review which serves to update the Plan to be consistent with newer Provincial policies, as well as address any issues in the current Plan. A large aspect of this review will be looking at tools that will help revitalize parts of the Municipality, such as the downtown and waterfront areas.

Links to the existing Official Plan, background staff reports, the RFP for the project, the updated Workplan for the Official Plan review, and public notices are located at the bottom of this section.

In order to conduct the review on a timely basis, the Municipality of Port Hope has hired FOTENN Consultants Inc., to complete a review and update the Municipality of Port Hope Official Plan. A Background Report will be prepared along with an updated Official Plan and Community Improvement Plan. All of these documents and Schedules will be available on the Municipality's website in draft form for the public to review and comment. The public will have several opportunities to review material, provide input and attend community engagement events that will be held throughout the process. If you have any questions or comments about the Official Plan review, please contact the Municipal Planner, Theodhora Merepeza at tmerepeza@porthope.ca  or at (905) 885-2431, ext. 2507.

Official Plan Reports

Newspaper Articles

Open Houses/Workshops