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The Official Plan

The Planning Act requires a municipality to update its Official Plan every 5 years. The City of Pembroke is in the process of updating its Official Plan. As part of this 5 year review, the Ontario Planning Act requires the Official Plan to conform to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS).

The PPS was revised in early 2014 so there are some aspects of the City of Pembroke’s Official Plan that do not conform to the PPS and Planning Act such as:

  • second units,
  • revised definitions of habitat of endangered and threatened species, wildland fire hazards, cultural heritage and archaeological resource preservation to meet the requirements of the new PPS;
  • revising the maximum length of a temporary use by-law for garden suites to 20 years instead of 10 years;
  • and other minor housekeeping items.

Please review the attached draft Official Plan and provide any comments prior to December 16, 2014 to Colleen Sauriol, Manager of Planning and Building at If you have any questions, please contact Colleen at 613-735-6821 Ext. 1301.

A Public Meeting of Council is scheduled for Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 7 pm in Council Chambers. Any person may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the City of Pembroke at 1 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5.