Reports, Plans and Studies

Learn more about Northumberland County's various projects, goals and strategies.

Accessibility reports and plans

Learn more about our accessibility policies:

Affordable Housing Strategy

Ensuring both the availability and the affordability of housing are important for fostering a strong and vibrant community. The focus of the Northumberland County Affordable Housing Strategy is to increase the supply of housing throughout Northumberland at various levels of affordability, in order to meet the needs of our residents.

This strategy recommends 44 actions to help address key local housing gaps. These actions include policy and process changes, as well as planning and financial incentives that the County and member municipalities can use to encourage the development of additional affordable rental and ownership units.

Annual reports

Learn more about our services, accomplishments and financial health:

Asset Management Plan

Asset management ensures that we maintain and properly look after our assets. This plan allows us to budget for any repairs or replacement of assets without incurring any surprise expenses well into the future.

County Council approved our Asset Management Plan on March 19, 2014.

Cycling Master Plan

The Cycling Master Plan (CMP) was created as a guide to enable the planning, financing and implementation of a countywide cycling network.

The CMP includes several cycling routes, and various road improvements and upgrades that comprise a 20-year planning horizon. Furthermore, the CMP includes the implementation of signage and infrastructure improvements as well as awareness programs that promote education and safety procedures to cyclists and motorists.

County Council finalized and endorsed the CMP in 2012 with the involvement and support of an avid group of cyclists and the County's member municipalities.

View our Cycling Master Plan.

Economic Development Master Plan

An Integrated Economic Development Master Plan bolsters the local economy and ensures the community's continued vibrancy. In creating an Integrated Economic Development Master Plan for Northumberland, the Economic Development department conducted face-to-face consultations and sought input from over 100 key community stakeholders. The mandate in creating this draft plan was to provide an ongoing framework for development – to insure that the qualities that make the County unique remain a critical component of future work.

View our Economic Development Master Plan.

Emergency Management Plan

View our Emergency Management Plan.

Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

On June 18, 2014, Northumberland County Council approved a 5-year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan for the County. The plan outlines the current state of corporate energy management, the environmental, societal and fiscal considerations that necessitate the plan, energy market price trends, baseline energy consumption, energy reduction targets and a strategy to meet those targets.

View our Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.

Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

View our Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

Environmental Assessments

County Road 2 EA

Northumberland County initiated a Class Environmental Assessment for improvements to County Road 2 (from Hamilton Road in Port Hope to William Street in Cobourg) to address operational deficiencies and the need for additional east-west transportation capacity in the area. The study is an opportunity to study and consider alternative traffic improvement strategies that:

  • Improve accessibility
  • Promote sustainability
  • Respect culture
  • Create a complete street

View the County Road 2 EA Report.


Rehabilitation of Hastings Trent River Bridge

Northumberland County has retained Jewell Engineering Inc. to complete a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of the Hastings Trent River Bridge, situated on Bridge Street South (County Road 45) between Water Street and Front Street in the Village of Hastings where it crosses the Trent River.

The proposed rehabilitation, subject to environmental approvals and utility relocations (if applicable), will improve the overall conditions of the bridge and its functionality. Following completion of the Environmental Assessment, the County will move forward with detailed design. The intention is to complete all design and approvals by the end of 2019 so that the project is ready for construction in 2020.


Reconstruction/Rehabilitation of County Road 65 Culvert No. 65076

Northumberland County has retained Jewell Engineering Inc. to complete a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Culvert No. 65076, situated on County Road 65, approximately 3.5 km south of County Road 9. The intent of the Schedule “B” EA is to investigate the following options for the structure:

  1. Rehabilitate the existing structure, widening both ends to provide an increased shoulder width and allow for the installation of retaining walls or slope flattening, etc.
  2. Replace the existing structure completely increasing the culvert length as required to achieve adequate shoulder widths and complete slope flattening and/or installation of retaining walls.

Following completion of the Environmental Assessment, the County will move forward with detailed design and securing of approvals. Construction is envisioned to be completed within the next five years as part of the County’s construction program, pending approval of budget.


Trent River Crossing EA

On June 18, 2014, Northumberland County Council endorsed the recommendation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) study to:

  1. Build a new bridge across the Trent River in Campbellford between Second Street and Alma Street
  2. Plan to replace the existing Bridge Street bridge at the end of its structural lifespan in about 30 years.

View the Trent River Crossing ESR Report.

ESR Report appendices

Learn more about this project


Forest plans

Learn more about the Northumberland County Forest.

Golden Plough Lodge reports and plans

Golden Plough Lodge (GPL) is our long-term care home. Learn more about the GPL's services and values:

Housing and Homelessness plans and reports

Northumberland County's 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan outlines a long-term vision and strategic plan for affordable housing and homeless related programs and services, and identifies objectives that reflect the unique issues and needs of our area.

View the Northumberland Housing and Homelessness Plan 2014-2023.

Each year, we release an annual report highlighting community partnerships that provide housing and homelessness supports for Northumberland residents:

Kindergarten Parent Survey

Northumberland families are thriving. We surveyed parents of kindergarten students across Northumberland to gather insight on local factors that may influence a child's developmental health.

Long-Term Waste Management Master Plan

The Long-term Waste Management Master Plan guides our programs and services to achieve our long-term goal of keeping 75% of residential waste out of the landfill.

Official Plan

Learn about our Official Plan.

Salt Management Plan

We use de-icers to provide a safe transportation system that meets the level of service policies established by Council, while minimizing the impact of salt to the environment.

View our 2015 Salt Management Plan.

Strategic Plan

Transportation Master Plan

In 2014, we embarked on the development of a Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which will be a guide to County Council and staff in determining how to improve our transportation services. Following an extensive consultation and development process, County Council adopted the TMP in March of 2017. The TMP provides a long-range planning document that will assist decision makers in establishing and prioritizing the needs of the County's transportation infrastructure.

View our Transportation Master Plan.