Growth Management Study

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Growth Management Plan

To ensure that Norfolk County plans for efficient growth over the long term, the Planning Department is embarking on a Growth Management Study that will establish long-term growth management principles as well as identify opportunities and options to consider to accommodate a made in Norfolk vision of growth to 2051.

To ensure that Norfolk County plans for efficient growth over the long term, the Planning Department is embarking on a Growth Management Study that will establish long-term growth management principles as well as identify opportunities and options to consider to accommodate a made in Norfolk vision of growth to 2051.

  • What is a Growth Management Study?

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    A growth management study provides guidance on where to direct growth within a municipality to accommodate the projected population and economic growth over the planning horizon.

    The study is considered a comprehensive review that will be utilized during the next five-year Official Plan review process or development of a new Official Plan.


    What’s included in the study?

    Included in the study are:

    • Historic population and economic growth
    • Number and type of building permits issued
    • Existing land supply
    • Infrastructure system and capacity
    • Overarching policy framework
  • Norfolk County Workplan and Project Timeline

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    Phase 1

    Phase 1: Project Initiation

    • Project Kick-Off
    • Terms of Reference
    • Engagement Strategy

    Phase 2A

    Phase 2A: Policy Review & Technical Reports

    • Context Report
    • Planning Act and PPS Conformity Exercise
      • Includes a review of Short Term Rentals and Accessory Residential Dwelling Units
    • Land Evaluation Study

    Phase 2B

    Phase 2B: Growth Projections

    • Watson & Associates are completing the growth projections.

    Phase 3

    Phase 3: Opportunities & Options

    • Conformity Recommendations
    • Option Reports & Land Study
    • Monitoring Options

    Phase 4

    Phase 4: Preferred Direction Reports

    • Policy Recommendations
    • Monitoring Details
    • Amendments, if required


Page last updated: 26 Apr 2022, 06:31 AM