Bayfield Settlement Area Secondary Plan

The Municipality of Bluewater is implementing a secondary plan for the Bayfield settlement area. See our news page for upcoming meeting dates and open houses. 

What is the Bayfield Secondary Plan?

The Bluewater Official Plan guides development in all areas of Bluewater. The Secondary Plan provides policies and details for development specific to the Bayfield community. The goal of the Secondary Plan is to help manage change and to respect the character of Bayfield. 

The Secondary Plan was adopted by Council as of February 6th, 2023 following public consultation and collaboration between Council, municipal and County staff, a citizen advisory committee and the community. 

Implementing the Secondary Plan

An amendment to the official plan and zoning by-law is required to finish implementing the document approved by Council. This is the process by which the Secondary Plan direction is formally adopted under the Planning Act through policy, zoning provisions and mapping.

Open house and public meeting

As part of the amendment process, an open house and public meeting will be held.

The in-person open house is scheduled for Friday, August 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bayfield Library, 18 Bayfield Main Street North. Planning Staff are also available by appointment.

The public meeting will be held on Monday, October 2nd, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. The proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment will be considered under Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Anyone wishing to participate in the planning process is strongly encouraged to send their comments, questions or concerns via email or telephone to Denise Van Amersfoort, Manager of Planning for Huron County, (1-888-524-8394 ext. 3) by September 20th, 2023. Denise can also be reached at should you have a property specific question. For those persons who wish to participate orally at the public meeting, there is an option to join the hearing electronically or by teleconference. For instructions on how to participate electronically or by teleconference, please contact the Lindsay Whalen, Planning Coordinator by email or phone 519-236-4351 ext 235.

Updates or scheduling changes will be shared through our news page or social media.

More information about the Secondary Plan can be found in these links:

If you would like additional information relating to the Secondary Plan, it is available for inspection during regular office hours at the municipal office, 14 Mill Avenue, Zurich and the Huron County Planning and Development Department, 57 Napier Street, 2nd floor, Goderich (1-888-524-8394 ext. 3).

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