Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons

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The Municipality of Grey Highlands
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: (519) 986-2811
Toll Free: (888) 342-4059
Fax: (519) 986-3643

Office Location
206 Toronto Street South
Unit 1 Markdale

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 409 Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0

Joint Building Services Department
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm

Municipality of Grey Highlands
Municipality of West Grey
Township of Chatsworth
Township of Southgate

Office Location
50 Lorne Street, P.O. Box 409
Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0
Ph: 226-909-0668 Fax 226-909-0662
building@greyhighlands.ca
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Planning

Planning Services

 

Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in Ontario. It helps decide where our communities’ homes and factories should be built; where parks and schools should be located; and where roads, sewers and other essential services should be provided.

Land use planning means managing our land and resources. It helps each community to set goals about how it will grow and develop and to work out ways of reaching those goals while keeping important social, economic and environmental concerns in mind. IT balances the interests of individual property owners with the wider interests and objectives of the whole community. 

                ~ From Citizens Guide, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, 2010

Planning Services at the Municipality of Grey Highlands is responsible for the overall planning and policy direction for land development in the Municipality. This includes the Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law administration, as well as the review and process of development applications and recommendations for Council.

For more information on the development review process, click here.

For Large Scale Development, please contact the Chief Administrative Officer at cao@greyhighlands.ca.

For all other Development, please contact the Director of Council & Legislative Services at planning@greyhighlands.ca

 

Grey Highlands Official Plan

The Official Plan sets out the general vision, goals and objectives for the Municipality. It describes the policies on how land should be used. The Official Plan provides a framework for the municipal zoning by-laws and ensures that future growth meets the needs of our community. The official Plan is reviewed and updated every 5 years. 

Grey Highlands Zoning By-law

The Zoning-By-law implements the policies in the Official Plan through provisions, standards, and setbacks for building use, location and size. The lands within the municipality are divided into different land use zones (i.e. Residential or Agriculture), and each zone has permitted uses and required standards (i.e. setbacks and building size). The requirements in the Zoning- Bylaw are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that doesn’t comply with the zoning By-law is not allowed and the municipality will refuse to issue a building permit.  If you want to use or develop your property in a way that does not meet the zoning by-law, you may require a planning application (i.e. zoning by-law amendment or minor variance application) and should speak with staff in planning services for advice and information. 

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Planning Department
Phone: (519) 986-2811
Ext: 241
Fax: (519) 986-3643
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reports and downloads

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Consent Application Form (pdf - 373 KB)
Posted: January 6, 2017

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Official Plan Amendment Application (pdf - 319 KB)
Posted: January 5, 2017

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Zoning By-law Amendment Application (pdf - 306 KB)
Posted: January 5, 2017

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Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Fees 2016 (pdf - 48 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Fees 2016 (pdf - 361 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Deeming By-Law Application (pdf - 163 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Lift of Hold Application (pdf - 504 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Site Plan Application (pdf - 411 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Minor Variance Application (pdf - 289 KB)
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Grey Highlands Development Charges Brochure 2015 (pdf - 81 KB)
Posted: February 18, 2015

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By-law for Accessory Apartment (Secondary Unit) Provisions (pdf - 21 KB)
Posted: March 20, 2014

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Plan of Subdivision/Condominium Development Application Form (pdf - 179 KB)
Posted: February 14, 2014

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AEMOT Groundwater Management Study May 2001 (pdf - 334319 KB)
Posted: June 21, 2011

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EIS Checklist and Guide Development Application Form (pdf - 100 KB)
Posted: December 14, 2010


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Municipality of Grey Highlands - the place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands, the place for all seasons!