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.

Interactive Mapping
land use planning at the County of Bruce

Contact us

Manager of Land Use Planning

Tel:  519-881-1782 ext. 259
Department: 
Planning & Development

Land Use

Neighbourhoods work better for all when simple rules and guidelines are followed. Land use and bylaw information is easy to find here.

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

Planning Service Locations

Lakeshore Hub - Planning
Phone Number:
226-909-1601 ext 3
Inland Hub – Planning
Phone Number:
519-881-1782 Ext 256
Peninsula Hub – Planning
Phone Number:
519-534-2092 Ext 127