Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Municipality. Policies outlined in the Official Plan determine how our community is shaped, where homes and businesses are built, where parks and schools are located, and where and how other essential services may be required.

Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us . It maintains property values and helps us to have the kind of community we desire.

Planning staff assist the public regarding land development in the municipality. County of Huron Planning staff provide services to the Municipality. Planning staff liaise with residents, developers and builders and guides them through the land development process in matters related to land use planning. 

Bluewater has established a Committee of Adjustment that considers applications for minor variances. Bluewater Council considers and approves applications for zoning by-law amendments, temporary use by-laws, deemings and other applications.

Applications for Official Plan amendments, consents and plans of subdivision/condominium are vetted through the Municipality of Bluewater Council, however, receive final approval from Huron County.

Please feel free to contact the  Planner or Planning Coordinator for help with any application or to arrange a preconsultation meeting to discuss your project. 

Contact Information

Sarah Smith, MCIP RPP
Planner, County of Huron
519-524-8394  ext. 3

Arlene Parker
Planning Co-ordinator
519-236-4351 ext. 235