All rural waste bins and recycling bins at the Recycling Depots will be removed as of Friday, March 31, 2017. Go to News, then Public Notices for more detail.
Big news feed
and new Zoning By-law web page (under News).
...is just around the corner, go to News, then Hot Off the Press for particulars.
Go to News, then Public Notices, for full details.
Click here for full details.
3.1 acre building lots on Lindsay Road 40. Go to News then select Public Notices and scroll down.
...at Greenough Harbour. Go to News, then Public Notices for details.
Click here to view the updated announcement.
Go to News, then Public Notices for complete details.
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Click here to view schedule. Please note that all landfill sites are closed on statutory holidays between November 1 and March 31.
Grey Bruce Gutsy Walk 4JUN17
Tobermory Meeting Place Music Concert & Fundraiser 13MAY17
Taste of India 7APR17
Come Hike With Us! 7MAY17
Public Meeting 23MAR17
Public Meeting 21MAR17
Ad Hoc Museum Committee 21MAR17
Waste Diversion Group 15MAR17
Special Council Meeting 13MAR17
Cemetery Committee 11APR17
Economic Development Committee
Waste Diversion Group
The County of Bruce Planning and Development Department provides planning services for the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. Click here for the County's Planning website.
Bruce County Planning and Development Department
Peninsula Hub Office
268 Berford Street
P. O. Box 129
WIARTON, Ontario N0H 2T0
Senior Planner - Jack Van Dorp, X125
Planner - Amanda Herbert, X126
Planning Applications Technician - Lynda Steinacker, X127
Email: Bruce County Planning Department Peninsula Hub Office
For your convenience, Planning Staff holds regular office hours at the Municipal Office. To book an appointment or start an inquiry, please contact Lynda Steinacker at the above noted telephone/email. Click here to view upcoming dates when Planning Staff will be on hand.
Providing information such as:
- Municipal Tax Assessment Roll Number (from your Municipal Tax Bill) or Lot and Plan or Concession and former Township (if rural) and/or 911 Street Addressing (if available)
- details of your question (including a sketch or verbal description of the proposal)
- your name and contact information
will assist the Planning Department to provide prompt service.
Applications for planning matters such as Minor Variances, Consents (severances), Zoning and Official Plan Amendments must be filed at the Peninsula Hub Office in Wiarton. Application forms are available on the County website for your convenience.
Official Plan and Zoning By-law--the Municipality's Official Plan for Lion's Head, Tobermory and Ferndale and the Zoning By-law may be viewed by clicking here (for Zoning By-law) and/or here (for Official Plan).
The Bruce County Official Plan which provides high level policies for settlement areas and detailed policies for rural areas including rural recreation areas is available by clicking here.
Site Plan Control--Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi-residential and various site specific properties are subject to Site Plan Control. To apply for Site Plan Control, download the Application Form here.
Official Plan Update and new Comprehensive Zoning By-law
The Municipality is undertaking a review of the Official Plan for Lion's Head, Tobermory and Ferndale and considering a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law for all lands in the Municipality in 2017. The process "kicked off" with a Special Council Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. Click here to view the Public Notice. There will be many further opportunities to participate in the process over the course of 2017. Information about these processes and documents will be posted on the Bruce County website. Links will be added as additional information becomes available. Go to News, then select Official Plan Update and new Zoning By-law link or click here.
Preserving Appeal Rights
It is our hope that the public process will yield consensus on the Local Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law and that these documents will be adopted by Council (and the Official Plan approved by the County of Bruce) and come into force and effect following the statutory appeal period.
When these decisions are made:
The decision of the County of Bruce regarding approval of the Local Official Plan is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal. The decision of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.
If there are matters that cannot be resolved and an appeal is filed note that:
(i) Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group; however, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.
(ii) No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
The Planning Act is available on line, click here.
For the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) website, click here.