Land Use Planning

The Planning team works with Municipalities to be “development ready.” If you can’t find a spot that’s ready for your development, we can help guide you to the best place for your development, and through the planning approval process if changes are needed to accommodate your proposal. Don’t feel you have to navigate the process on your own. We know how it works and we are here to navigate it with you.

land use planning at the County of Bruce

Bruce County Official Plan

The purpose of the Bruce County Official Plan is to establish a policy framework to guide the physical, social and economic development of the County and to protect the natural environment within the County to the year 2021.

Through this Official Plan it is County Council's intent to:

  • achieve an orderly pattern of settlement;
  • protect and conserve good agricultural land;
  • protect and when possible enhance the quality of the natural environment;
  • encourage economic development and prosperity; and
  • encourage necessary social, cultural and educational facilities and services.

Planning Application 'Form One'

Download the application here

This is a multi-purpose application form used for:

  • Official Plan/Secondary Plan Amendment
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment
  • Consent/Severance
  • Minor Variance

Departmental Information

Planning & Development
Forestry techniques, and Bruce County forestry by-laws. Resource Management