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Planning Services in the Town of Saugeen Shores are shared between the Town and the County of Bruce Planning Department.

The County administers the process for Minor Variances, Zoning By-law Amendments, Official Plan Amendments, Consents/Severances, Plans of Subdivision and Condominiums. For more information on these types of development contact the County Planning Department.

The Town administers the process for Site Plans.

Planning applications and forms can be found on our Planning Forms page.

If you would like to be notified when new development applications are being processed please subscribe to our Planning Notice News Feed.

Committee of Adjustment

The Town has formed a Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on Minor Variances. The Committee meets once per month to consider applications that have been submitted.  All other Planning applications are considered by Council.

Design Guidelines

The Town is reviewing its Design Guidelines for development along Highway 21.  Listed below are the existing guidelines

Port Elgin Corridor Neighbourhood Design Guidelines

Port Elgin Downtown Design Guidelines

Port Elgin Highway Commercial Design Guidelines

Southampton Albert Street South Design Guidelines

Southampton Downtown Design Guidelines

Southampton Parkways Design Guidelines