The Town of Saugeen Shores Official Plan sets out how our land will be used for the next 20 years.

Purpose of the Official Plan

Along with showing our commitment to the future growth of Saugeen Shores, the Official Plan is important because it:

  • Ensures that growth is coordinated and meets our needs
  • Helps you understand how your land may be used now and in the future
  • Decides where roads, parks, trails and other services will be built
  • Provides a guideline for our Zoning By-law to set specific regulations and standards
  • Helps us evaluate and settle conflicting land uses while meeting the interests of the Town, County and Province

Finding your property's designation

You can review the following maps to find your property's designation:

Refer to the Official Plan to view policies associated with your property.

Planning for your project

If you are planning to create a new building, our Zoning By-law regulates what you can and cannot do.

If you want to create a new lot or build a subdivision, your project must meet the standards set out in the Official Plan.

You can propose changes to the Town's Official Plan through an Official Plan Amendment. Development Services staff are happy to assist you with this process.

Official Plan Review

Over the next 12 months we are updating our Official Plan. The documents contained on this page were approved five years ago and it is important to regularly review and update them to ensure they continue to be relevant for Saugeen Shores.

Throughout the review process, there will be several ways you can contribute your feedback and ideas. At this stage, we are seeking input on the public’s biggest concerns and how we could improve our land use planning.

View the August 19, 2019 Official Plan Review meeting.

View the August 19, 2019 Official Plan Review presentation.

A survey was conducted in the summer and fall of 2019, which will focused on gathering respondents' top priorities and will be used to develop a list of policies to be reviewed. 

View the July 20, 2020 Consultant Presentation

View the Consultant Discussion Paper from July 2020

View the Official Plan Review Public Advisory Committee Recommendation

Discussion Paper 1 – Housing & Growth Management 

Discussion Paper 2 – The Environment & Natural Heritage (still to come)

Discussion Paper 3 – Urban Design, Placemaking and Heritage (still to come)

You can also email the Supervisor, Development Services with any questions or concerns.

Check back here for information on the Review and for opportunities to contribute your comments.