Official Plan Review

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About the Official Plan Review Project

The Town of Grimsby is reviewing its Official Plan (OP). This plan will guide the growth and development for the Town of Grimsby from now to 2051, and is a key building block for how our community will be shaped over time.

Where We Are in the Process

The Policy Directions phase is just beginning.

Figure 1: Revised Official Plan Timeline. Please note that these dates will be updated as the Official Plan process unfolds.

This phase will focus on getting your input on topics that will be included the Official Plan, such as housing, workplaces, neighbourhoods, transportation, the environment, and more.

Policy Direction reports about each of these topics are being rolled out. You can find these reports under the Documents widget on the right side of this webpage as they are released.

Stay tuned to letstalkgrimsby.ca/officialplan to read the other reports and learn about more opportunities to have your say!


Share Your Thoughts on Grimsby's Neighbourhoods!

As part of the Official Plan review we want to know more about how you view neighbourhoods in Grimsby. Use the link below to access the online mapping engagement activity.

Webmapping Link: https://engage.o2design.com/TownOfGrimsbyEngagementMap/app/


Details of the Official Plan Review Project

The OP sets out the Town’s vision for the future, directing responsible growth and development while building on the policy directions found in the Regional Official Plan, provincial plans, and Provincial Policy Statement. It is a legally binding (statutory) document that guides Council decisions related to land use, development, infrastructure, and services, and informs all other land use plans and regulations the Town may prepare.

Municipalities periodically review their OPs to ensure they remain in alignment with internal priorities and external considerations. The Town of Grimsby is preparing a new OP to replace our existing plan, which was approved in 2012. We are also developing a new Transportation Master Plan (TMP).

Grimsby is reviewing it’s Official Plan to:

  • Make sure that the Official Plan aligns with Council and Community priorities while conforming with provincial and regional plans and policies
  • Make the Official Plan easier to read and use for everyone
  • Plan for the way that Grimsby will grow and evolve over time

The TMP will be developed concurrently with the OP and will identify considerations and future directions related to transportation management and planning that the OP must incorporate.

Throughout this process, the people of Grimsby will have multiple opportunities to inform the OP’s content.

Be sure to check back for updates and other opportunities to have your voice heard!

About the Official Plan Review Project

The Town of Grimsby is reviewing its Official Plan (OP). This plan will guide the growth and development for the Town of Grimsby from now to 2051, and is a key building block for how our community will be shaped over time.

Where We Are in the Process

The Policy Directions phase is just beginning.

Figure 1: Revised Official Plan Timeline. Please note that these dates will be updated as the Official Plan process unfolds.

This phase will focus on getting your input on topics that will be included the Official Plan, such as housing, workplaces, neighbourhoods, transportation, the environment, and more.

Policy Direction reports about each of these topics are being rolled out. You can find these reports under the Documents widget on the right side of this webpage as they are released.

Stay tuned to letstalkgrimsby.ca/officialplan to read the other reports and learn about more opportunities to have your say!


Share Your Thoughts on Grimsby's Neighbourhoods!

As part of the Official Plan review we want to know more about how you view neighbourhoods in Grimsby. Use the link below to access the online mapping engagement activity.

Webmapping Link: https://engage.o2design.com/TownOfGrimsbyEngagementMap/app/


Details of the Official Plan Review Project

The OP sets out the Town’s vision for the future, directing responsible growth and development while building on the policy directions found in the Regional Official Plan, provincial plans, and Provincial Policy Statement. It is a legally binding (statutory) document that guides Council decisions related to land use, development, infrastructure, and services, and informs all other land use plans and regulations the Town may prepare.

Municipalities periodically review their OPs to ensure they remain in alignment with internal priorities and external considerations. The Town of Grimsby is preparing a new OP to replace our existing plan, which was approved in 2012. We are also developing a new Transportation Master Plan (TMP).

Grimsby is reviewing it’s Official Plan to:

  • Make sure that the Official Plan aligns with Council and Community priorities while conforming with provincial and regional plans and policies
  • Make the Official Plan easier to read and use for everyone
  • Plan for the way that Grimsby will grow and evolve over time

The TMP will be developed concurrently with the OP and will identify considerations and future directions related to transportation management and planning that the OP must incorporate.

Throughout this process, the people of Grimsby will have multiple opportunities to inform the OP’s content.

Be sure to check back for updates and other opportunities to have your voice heard!

  • As part of the Official Plan review we want to know more about how you view neighbourhoods in Grimsby. Use the link below to access the online mapping engagement activity.


    Webmapping Link: https://engage.o2design.com/TownOfGrimsbyEngagementMap/app/

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  • The following questions come from the Housing and Affordability policy direction report. This report can be found in the Documents widget on the right side of https://www.letstalkgrimsby.ca/officialplan. This report was the subject of the January 24th Speaker Series discussion.

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  • The following questions come from the Work and Workplaces policy direction report. This report can be found in the Documents widget on the right side of https://www.letstalkgrimsby.ca/officialplan. This report was the subject of the February 6th Speaker Series discussion.

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  • The following questions come from the Neighbourhoods policy direction report. This report can be found in the Documents widget on the right side of https://www.letstalkgrimsby.ca/officialplan. This report was the subject of the February 8th Speaker Series discussion.

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    Welcome to the Survey!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Grimsby's Official Plan project. Your answers will be anonymous, and we encourage you to answer as fully and honestly as possible. 

    The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to fill out. If you have questions or need assistance with the survey, please contact Terri Donia-Edwards or Lauren Burkhardt at grimsbyop@grimsby.ca or by calling 905-945-9634 ext. 2192. 

    About the Project

    Grimsby's Official Plan project is an exciting opportunity to define how the Town will grow to help create a vision for the future. An Official Plan is a document that directs future Town policies on how land is used, developed, and redeveloped in the community. This includes important policies and actions on housing, climate change, sustainability, transportation, servicing and infrastructure, along with natural heritage. 

    The Plan determines where houses, stores, parks, and other land uses will be built or redeveloped; protects our natural areas and resources; outlines heritage policies; and directs the construction of new infrastructure like sewer, water, and roads.

    The current Official Plan was first written in 2009. With so many changes occurring and more expected on the horizon, there is a need to review the Plan so it meets both the current and future needs of Grimsby residents.

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