Background on the Official Plan Review
The City of Brockville Official Plan outlines the City’s goals, objectives, and policies primarily used to support growth, economic development, and building Brockville’s future. The plan also establishes a framework for managing the effects of growth on the social, economic and natural environment of the City. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2012.
As the City of Brockville grows, it is important to update the Official Plan to reflect shifting planning and community priorities to ensure Brockville remains a vibrant and healthy community. In addition to this, The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be reviewed every 5 years and updated to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans, or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial interest; is consistent with provincial policy statements; and addresses recent legislative changes. Taking into account the timing of the approval of the Official Plan in 2012, the introduction of a 2020 Provincial Policy Statement and amendments to the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, the City has initiated a comprehensive update to its Official Plan.
Anyone wishing for more information on the Official Plan Review or to submit comments to City Staff, should do so to OPReview@brockville.com
The City of Brockville and NPG Planning Solutions Inc. have completed a 10-year review of the Official Plan for the City. We are pleased to submit the Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 20 and its associated mapping and supporting documents that can be found at the following links:
- Draft OP Consolidated Tracked Changes 2021
- Draft OPA Text - Brockville
- Growth Management Schedule to OPA (Dec 9, 2021)
- Schedule 1 (Dec 9, 2021)
- Schedule 3 (Dec 9, 2021)
- Schedule 4 (Dec 13, 2021)
- Schedule 6 (Dec 8, 2021)
- Employment Land supply Analysis Report
- Final Community Survey Report
- Land Supply Options and Evaluation
- Residential Land Supply Analysis
- Stakeholder Summary Report
We respectfully request your comments and feedback no later than February 21, 2022. Please submit your comments to Mary Lou Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Input is Important
City Staff working with NPG Planning Solutions are currently in the process of updating our Official Plan to shape policy and land use across Brockville for the next 25 years. Public input is critical to shaping Brockville's growth to 2046 by selecting priorities such as waterfront access, downtown revitalization, heritage, housing, and more.
As part of this review process, we are looking for citizen input regarding how you would like to see the city develop over this timeframe.
Special Council Meeting, Official Plan Update - Held July 13, 2021
The Council of the City of Brockville held a special meeting, pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, for the purposes of discussing the revisions that may be required as part of an upcoming update to the City's Official Plan.
THE SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL was to discuss the revisions that may be required to the Official Plan. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the public to offer comments regarding any issue or matter that should be considered during the Official Plan Review process. Members of City Council will also be providing input on their issues or matters to be considered during the Official Plan review.
NPG Planning Solutions, the consulting firm hired to update our Official Plan, made a detailed presentation at this meeting that provides additional insight into the process.
Phases of the Official Plan Review:
- Phase 1: Project Initiation - Preliminary Issues and Opportunities, Document Review, Special Council Meeting
- Phase 2: Community Engagement - Public Survey, Stakeholder Meetings, Council Feedback, Engagement Summary
- Phase 3: Preparation of Draft Official Plan Update - Analysis & Preparation of Draft Policies and Mapping, Submission of Official Plan Update for Agencies’ Review, Brockville Staff Review and NPG Finalization
- Phase 4: Engagement and Adoption - Statutory Open House and Public Meeting, Council Adoption of Official Plan Update
Comments Received - Posted 20 May 2022
City Staff and NPG Planning Solutions requested your feedback in relation to the Official Plan. Below are the comments received along with responses.
Upcoming Open House, Official Plan Update - 30 May 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Notice of the Open House – provided in the Recorder and Times on 28 April 2022 and 5 May 2022.
The following link can be used to access the Virtual Open House and will become live at 5:45pm the night of the meeting:
Upcoming Statutory Public Meeting, Official Plan Update - 9 June 2022 @ 6:00pm
Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting – provided in the Recorder and Times on 28 April 2022 and 5 May 2022.
The following link can be used to access the Virtual Public Meeting and will become live at 5:45pm the night of the meeting: