The Official Plan is prepared in accordance with the Planning Act and must adhere to all Provincial Planning Policies, as well as those policies of the County of Simcoe. The Town is the Approval Authority for Plans of Subdivision, Plans of Condominiums, and Part Lot Control By-laws while the County of Simcoe is the Approval Authority for the Town's Official Plan and amendments thereto. Council adopted the new Official Plan in November 2019. The Official Plan came into effect on February 19, 2021, subject to certain site-specific appeals. As such, a property owner or their agent should confirm the property’s designation with the Town.
|Land Use Designations
|The 12 land use designations in the Official Plan are as follows:
The Official Plan identifies where all the major Residential, Commercial, and Industrial growth will occur in the Town over the next twenty years. The Official Plan has been structured to allow Council the greatest latitude of interpretation when reviewing development proposals.
|Official Plan Amendments
A site-specific amendment to an Official Plan policy, or map amendment, requires Council's approval. The Official Plan Amendment process can take six months from application to final approval by the County. When Council considers an amendment to the Official Plan, public participation is encouraged and notification of the Public Hearing is advertised in the local papers. Please attend the hearing or submit your written comments, or call and ask questions, or visit Planning and Building Services to discuss any concerns or specific issues. For additional information on any application, please contact Planning and Building Services.
Fore more information, please see the Official Plan Amendment Information Sheet.
|New Official Plan
|Old Official Plan
|Town of Midland Old Official Plan
|Pre-Consultation is mandatory prior to submitting an Official Plan Amendment application.
Where the Town has provided comments to the Applicant/Agent on the first submission and revisions are required, please use the Formal Application Resubmission Form to resubmit the materials
Official Plan Amendment Information Sheet