Municipal Official Plan


Contact: Theodhora Merepeza, Planning Manager  or 905.885.2431, Ext. 2507

Official Plan Amendment No. 7

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.  OPA #7 amended the policies of the Municipal Official Plan and all Schedules except for the Schedules relating to the Oak Ridges Moraine.  Subsequently, OPA #7 was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Ministry) in December 2014 for formal approval.

Appeal (OMB File No. PL150785)

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.

OMB Decision

Through the decision dated September 6, 2016 the OMB partially approved OPA #7.  On November 21, 2016 the parties entered into Minutes of Settlement to resolve the appeal of 1670272 Ontario Limited.

On November 23, 2016 hearing, the Board Member orally granted the request for approval of the unapproved sections and schedules of the Port Hope OPA #7.  The formal written Order by the Board was issued on January 10, 2017.

Port Hope Official Plan 2017 (OPA 7)

Schedules to the Port Hope Official Plan 2017:

OPA 7 - Schedule A_Settlement Structure
OPA 7 - Schedule A1_Intensification Area
OPA 7 - Schedule B_Development Constraints
OPA 7 - Schedule B1_Development Constraints - Urban Area Detail
OPA 7 - Schedule B2_Development Constraints - Natural Hazards
OPA 7 - Schedule B3_Drinking Water Source Protection Vulnerable Areas
OPA 7 - Schedule C_Land Use
OPA 7 - Schedule C1_Land Use - Urban Area Detail
OPA 7 - Schedule D_Transportation System
OPA 7 - Schedule D1_Transportation System - Urban Area Detail
OPA 7 - Schedule E_Community Character
OPA 7 - Schedule F_Oak Ridges Moraine - Land Use
OPA 7 - Schedule G_Oak Ridges Moraine - Key Natural Heritage Features
OPA 7 - Schedule H_Oak Ridges Moraine - Hydrologically Sensitive Features & High Aquifer Vulnerability
OPA 7 - Schedule I_Oak Ridges Moraine - Landform Conservation Areas
OPA 7 - Schedule J_Oak Ridges Moraine - Mineral Aggregate

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