Norfolk County's Lakeshore
The County's lakeshore is an invaluable resource and a significant component of "Ontario's South Coast", which provides excellent tourism and recreational opportunities. The County recognizes that development pressures along the lakeshore need to be carefully managed to protect the area's key attributes and ecological significance. Given that the County's lakeshore offers many different uses and environments in proximity, it is imperative that waterfronts are planned as special places and designed to achieve a balance between lakeshore resources and the use of those resources.
As part of the development of the Norfolk County Official Plan, it was concluded that the lakeshore area required further study through a comprehensive secondary plan process. For this significant part of the lakeshore there is an important opportunity to ensure that the County can respond to development pressures while protecting the lakeshores' unique ecological and natural heritage features, prime agricultural lands, community character and recreational amenities. The Lakeshore Secondary Plan addresses the interrelated matters outlined in the Official Plan, including growth and settlement, agriculture, servicing, traffic, trails, community design, environmental hazards, and cultural and built heritage. These matters were explored through a variety of technical background studies.
The Lakeshore Special Policy Area Secondary Plan addresses the special waterfront attributes and the unique land use arrangements to ensure the community, environmental, and economic sustainability of the lakeshore. The Secondary Plan complements the general policies and land use designations of the adopted Norfolk County Official Plan while providing more detailed planning and land use guidance for the waterfront. It forms Section 11 in Part II of the Norfolk County Official Plan. Should you have any questions regarding Section 11 of the Norfolk County Official Plan, the Lakeshore Special Policy Area Secondary Plan please contact County Planning staff.
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Online version of the Lakeshore Special Policy Area Secondary Plan - No Change, January 2017'
Lakeshore Special Policy Area Secondary Plan in pdf format (Adobe Reader required)
Schedules F, G, H and Appendix B and C -> Maps (Adobe Reader required) - No Change, January 2017'
Online version of Appendix "D" - Community Design Guidelines No Change, January 2017'
Appendix "D" - Community Design Guidelines in pdf format (Adobe Reader required)
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