Notice of Adoption: Amendment No. 1 to the Northumberland County Official Plan

The Council of the County of Northumberland passed By-law 38-2021 to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 1 to the Northumberland County Official Plan on December 15, 2021, under Subsections 17 and 26 of the Planning Act.

Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan Amendment

The purpose of Amendment No. 1 is to add natural heritage system policies and mapping in the Northumberland County Official Plan. The natural heritage system will guide the preservation and enhancement of natural features and areas across the County in accordance with Provincial requirements.

Further Approval

Official Plan Amendment No. 1 requires approval from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address, fax or email address) is made to:

Chris Willms, Planner
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
Municipal Services Office - East
8 Estate Lane, Rockwood House
Kingston, ON K7M 9A8

Additional Information

Community members are invited to visit Join In Northumberland – the County’s online consultation portal – at to view the details of amendment and natural heritage system. Alternatively, community members can contact the County of Northumberland Land Use Planning Office. Please contact Dwayne Campbell, Manager of Land Use Planning, at (905) 372-3329 extension 2408 or email us if you have any questions.

Date Notice Was Given: December 20, 2021