A decision was made to approve the amendment with six (6) modifications on July 19, 2016.
Public consultation on the proposal for this decision was provided for 30 days, from March 7, 2016 to April 6, 2016. As a result of public consultation on this proposal, the Ministry received a total of 0 comments.
Six (6) modifications were added to the amendment in order to ensure that the Official Plan is consistent with the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement. Specific modifications related to the protection of natural heritage features and areas; the recognition of a proposed national marine conservation reserve, to recognize the status of Jackfish Bay under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the provision of affordable housing (second units), and linking land use planning to asset management planning. The Township supported the modifications through a resolution dated June 20, 2016.