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About Planning

Find out how the Planning Department helps guide the growth and development of the County of Simcoe

Amendments and Current Applications

Learn more about how to submit an application for an amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan

County Official Plan

To goal of the Official Plan is to protect, conserve, and enhance the County’s through wise and efficient growth management

Applications and Fees

Learn more about our Planning application process and fee structure

Development Planning

The Planning team is the approval authority for all local municipal official plans/amendments, while also ensuring County interests and by-laws are appropriately addressed

Initiatives, Studies and Statistics

Since 2011, the County has compiled and tracked building permit activity across the County with the cooperation of its 16 lower-tier municipalities

Local Official Plan Approvals

The County of Simcoe is the Approval Authority for all local municipal Official Plans as per Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended

Public Meetings

Check out upcoming Planning related public meetings and open houses

Housing Attainable Supply Action Plan – ASAP

The County of Simcoe, partnering with the City of Orillia, are preparing a Housing Attainable Supply Action Plan to identify strategies to increase attainable housing over the next five years

Municipal Comprehensive Review

The purpose of the MCR is to prepare a new County Official Plan that conforms to the policies and schedules of the Growth Plan

Transportation Master Plan

Our Transportation Master Plan is a long-term strategy to guide the planning, expansion and management of a multi-modal transportation system

Trails Information

The County approved a Simcoe County Trails Strategy in 2014 to guide investment and development of a County-wide trail network