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). The Amending Zoning By-law (2018-54) is also available for download and makes further amendments to the Zoning By-law (2005.29) with respect to updates and general housekeeping matters. All documents are 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 Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422
Official Plan Schedules
Zoning By-Law Maps
Housekeeping Amendment Reports