Official Plan

Houses on the water

The Planning Department is involved in the preparation and review of plans for future development within the Town. Two documents are primarily used to administer the municipality's planning department. The first is called the "Official Plan." It sets out a general policy framework for decisions on planning related matters. For example, it indicates where housing, commercial and industrial activity will be encouraged to locate and what services will be needed for anticipated growth. The second document is called the "Zoning By-law" which specifies the type of development that can occur in different parts of the Town. Any type of proposal that requires a Building Permit must conform to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. 



The Town's new Official Plan came into force and effect on January 9, 2020, excluding a site specific appeal of a single privately owned property.  

Visit the following links to view the New Official Plan:

Official Plan (text)

Schedule A - Land Use Structure

Schedule B1 - Policy Overlays

Schedule B2 - Source Protection Plan Overlays

Schedule C - Transportation Network


For more information, please contact the Town of Penentanguishene Planning and Community Development Department.