Official Plan of the Town of Collingwood
The full text (183 pages) of the Official Plan can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.
The various schedules can be downloaded seperately:
The Official Plan establishes goals, objectives, land use, transportation, servicing and community improvement policies to direct the physical growth of the Town of Collingwood, within a context of relevant social, economic and environmental constraints, in order to obtain the most desirable living environment for present and future residents, and those citizens from the surrounding area who are utilizing the regional facilities within the Town.
It is intended that the Plan serve as a guide to the municipality in preparing and implementing zoning criteria, undertaking public works and/or community improvements, assessing the propriety of development applications, including Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, minor variances, consent applications, site plan control applications, and plans of subdivision/condominium.
The Official Plan establishes the general pattern for future growth to the year 2021. Its purpose is to ensure the best form of development under the most desirable conditions.
BASIS OF THE PLAN
This Official Plan is based upon a series of detailed planning, environmental, economic and servicing studies commissioned by the Town of Collingwood, as well as comments received from the general public, the County of Simcoe and other municipalities, County and Provincial Ministries, agencies and departments. The background studies, which preceded the adoption of the updated Official Plan focused on Collingwood’s natural environment, servicing and transportation circumstances, and residential, commercial, industrial and recreational land needs.