Official Plan

The Municipality of Bluewater Official Plan, as amended, sets out general land use policies that lay the framework for growth and development for lands within the Municipality of Bluewater.

When a development application is submitted that does not comply with the Official Plan, an amendment is required. Applications for Official Plan amendments, consents and plans of subdivision/condominium are vetted through the Municipality of Bluewater Council. However, they receive final approval from Huron County.

In addition, if the development does not comply with the Zoning By-law, a zoning by-law amendment is also required. Please go to the Zoning and Variances page for more information.

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

From time to time, the Municipality may review the official plan and propose amendments of its own. For more information on current amendments, select the button to be taken to the respective amendment page.

Planning guides and applications

Staff will let you know which planning application is appropriate. They will provide you with a list of information for you to provide and the timing for the process, before you pay the fees.

The fee for an Official Plan Amendment is set in our fees and charges by-law. Please contact the Development Services Department for the consolidated application form. 

Zoning By-law 43-2015, as amended, provides information about general provisions applying to all properties within the Municipality of Bluewater plus specific zone provisions such as minimum property frontage and zone area.

You can view property information using aerial imagery and interactive maps developed by the County of Huron Information & Technology Services.

Agency websites

Agencies regulating areas within the Municipality of Bluewater must be consulted with regard to land use planning approvals and construction permits.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Ministry of Transportation

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Canada Post

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