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PRESS RELEASE - Municipality is Seeking Public Input on its Draft Official Plan

For Immediate Release:

Municipality of Dutton Dunwich looking for Public Input on its Draft Official Plan

April 22, 2020 – Dutton Dunwich, ON

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is currently reviewing its Official Plan (OP) to ensure it is consistent with Provincial Policy, the County of Elgin Official Plan, and other various planning legislation and strategies that have been completed by the Municipality since the current OP was approved.

The OP is a statement of goals, objectives and policies intended to guide future land use, physical development, and growth within the boundaries of the Municipality. The policies of the OP are designed to promote the public interest in the future development of the Municipality.  

In response to the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, no public open house or meeting will be scheduled at this time. However, members of the public are encouraged to provide written comments on the draft OP and identify additional planning matters that should be considered.

“The proposed amendments to our draft OP will help us to manage growth and development so that we can make sound planning decisions about where we live, work and play," said Mayor Bob Purcell. He further stated that “in order for the draft OP to be successful, it must reflect the needs and desires of the community. Residents are encouraged to comment at their convenience and offer input into the consideration of the draft policies and mapping.”

Copies of the draft OP policies are available for review on the Municipality’s website at www.duttondunwich.on.ca.

Written comments can be submitted by email to: planning@duttondunwich.on.ca, by mail to the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, 199 Currie Road, Dutton, ON, N0L 1J0, by fax to 519-762-2278 or in the drop box located at the Municipal Building by Friday, May 29, 2020.

Media Contact:
Tracey Pillon-Abbs, Planner
Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
199 Currie Road,
Dutton, Ontario N0L 1J0
(519) 762-2204

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