Official Plan

The Official Plan describes the County of Haliburton upper and lower tier municipal council’s policies on how land in our community should be used. It is prepared with input from Council (county and municipal), public agencies and members of the public. This policy document helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of our community.

An official plan deals mainly with land use planning issues such as:

• Where new residential, commercial, industrial and recreational uses will be located;
• What services like roads, water mains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed;
• When, and in what order, parts of our community will grow;
• Community improvement initiatives.

The County of Haliburton Official Plan:

• States the County general land use planning policies
• Makes sure that growth and development meet the needs of our communities and are coordinated between the local municipalities
• Clearly identifies how lands and resources are to be used today and into the future
• Provides a framework for establishing local Official Plans, zoning by-laws and other planning documents to set local regulations and standards
• Identifies Council’s commitment to the future of our County and all our communities


Official Plan – 2017

 Ministry Decision

Official Plan 2010

Contact information

For further information regarding the County of Haliburton’s Official Plan 2015 update, please contact Charlsey White, Director of Planning:

Phone: 705-286-1333 x222


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