This year, the County is embarking on an important project to update the Municipal Development Plan to better reflect the needs of the County and its residents. The County has engaged Municipal Planning Services (MPS) to assist with the preparation of the new plan.
The Municipal Development Plan, or MDP, is an important planning and decision-making tool that outlines direction and strategies that inform how the County will, look, feel, and grow in the future.
If you have any additional questions or comments about the MDP project, please contact Municipal Planning Services (MPS):
Identify a vision for the future and goals for how land within the County may be utilized over the next 20 years
Identify the types of growth the County will encourage, such as agricultural, residential, commercial, recreational, and industrial development
Identify where and how growth should occur
Guide decision-makers and municipal spending on economic and social matters, and the environment.
Why Are We Updating the MDP?
The County has grown and changed in the ten years since the previous MDP was adopted. To reflect the current needs of the community, the MDP is being reviewed to:
Provide an updated outlook for future growth and development based on Council and community priorities
Reflect how the County has grown and changes in demographic and economic trends
Prioritize and protect rural living and agricultural working landscapes
Reduce red tape and streamline the planning and development approval processes
Provide guidance for development near the County’s lakes and incorporate watershed management planning best practices
Be Part of the Process!
To ensure this MDP is right for the County, we need to hear from you! Input and feedback from community members is a critical component of the plan development. There will be multiple opportunities for you to get involved in the project and provide your input and feedback. Stay tuned to the County website for updates about the project and information about future public engagement opportunities.
Tell Us About Your Vision for the County by Completing the Online Survey
Please share your vision for the future of the County and your priorities by completing the Online Survey by May 15, 2022.