County Official Plan continues to move forward with hiring of land use planning manager

Cobourg, ON – November 19, 2014— On the heels of Council’s unanimous decision in September to adopt the Northumberland County Official Plan, the County today formally welcomed new Manager of Land Use Planning Mr. Dwayne Campbell, who will oversee the Plan’s implementation. The Official Plan is a policy framework for the strategic development of local lands, supporting long-term economic growth and sustainability across the County.

"As the County assumes its responsibilities under the Official Plan, we are very pleased to have this position in place," stated Chief Administrative Officer Elizabeth Savill. "Dwayne’s experience in implementation of official plan policies and Provincial Plans, including the Provincial Policy Statement, Growth Plan, and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, will be an asset as we implement the County Official Plan. As well, his extensive experience working with member municipalities, First Nations and with our partners at numerous provincial ministries and agencies will be invaluable as we move forward with the collaborative elements of this Plan."

As the County’s Manager of Land Use Planning, Mr. Campbell will be responsible for managing the strategic outlook for short and long-term use of local land as well as forecasting the need for services, based on growth and development trends, and demographic changes in the County. Additionally, he will be providing direct land use planning support to the Townships of Alnwick/Haldimand, Cramahe and Hamilton.

Mr. Campbell is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Prior to coming to the County, he worked for more than 10 years as Planning Analyst, Senior Planner and Project Planner with the Region of Durham.

The Northumberland County Official Plan is currently before the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for final review. For more information about the Official Plan, visit www.northumberlandcounty.ca/official_plan.

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