Notice of Public Meeting regarding Zoning By-Law Update

Posted to Council, Downloads, News & Notices, Zoning By-Law on Jun 2, 2016

Take notice that further to the Public Open Houses that were held on this matter on August 20th and 21st, 2015, the Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public and provide opportunity for public comments on the proposed update to Comprehensive Zoning By-law for the Municipality of Highlands East.

Date & Location of Public Meeting

11:00AM on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 1101 Holmes Road (the new County Library) in Wilberforce, Ontario

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Application Form for Rezoning or Minor Variance

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Zoning By-Law on Sep 23, 2015

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law & Official Plan

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Official Plan, Property, Zoning By-Law on Sep 23, 2015

Official Plan

The Municipality of Highlands East completed a Comprehensive Review of its Official Plan in 2011 and 2012, which culminated in the approval of Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) by the County of Haliburton on April 24, 2013. This update was the first amendment to the Official Plan, which was originally approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2004. The comprehensive amendment introduced new land use schedules, added new policies to guide mineral aggregate operations, updated local growth management and rural development policies, added shoreline design guidelines, and added new implementation policies for site plan control and development permits. The attached Official Plan is a consolidated version which includes amendments made by OPA 1.


The Official Plan is available for download below and for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours. Official Plan Schedules (maps) may be viewed below or at the Municipal Office.

The Zoning By-law (2005.29) is also available for download. This is a consolidated and amended version of the original Zoning By-Law (it includes amendments made in Zoning By-Law 2008.46) detailing the Housekeeping Amendment (reports available for download below) and is available for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours.

Zoning By-law maps may be viewed below or at at the Municipal Office.

Copies of either document can be purchased from the municipal office by contacting 705-448-2981.

Questions regarding the Official Plan or Zoning By-law can be directed to Irene Cook at 705-448-2981 (Ext. 222)

Official Plan

Official Plan Schedules

Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Law Maps

Housekeeping Amendment Reports