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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING - PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT

Wednesday October 30th, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
CONCERNING A PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR A FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF THE TOWNSHIP OF NORTH HURON OFFICIAL PLAN

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Huron will hold a public meeting on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Township of North Huron municipal office, to consider revisions to the Official Plan Amendment under Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. This amendment affects the entire Township of North Huron.  

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation, either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendments.

ONLY individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law or Official Plan amendment 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.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Huron before the Official Plan Amendments are passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submission at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Huron before the Official Plan Amendments are passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT:
The Township of North Huron is required to undertake a five-year review of the Township’s Official Plan, a land use planning document that is a statement of where and how development should take place.  A special meeting was held in June 2013 and an open house was held at the Belgrave Community Center in July 2013 to discuss potential changes and review draft revisions.  Changes have been proposed for many sections of the official plan including agricultural, extractive resources and urban policies. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Official Plan revisions is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Township of North Huron Municipal office 274 Josephine Street, Wingham, ON (519) 357-3550, and the Huron County Planning and Development Department (519) 524-8394 Ext. 3.

DATED AT THE TOWNSHIP OF NORTH HURON THIS 28th DAY OF October, 2013.
       
            
Gary Long, CAO/Clerk
Township of North Huron 
Box 90
Wingham, Ontario   N0G 2W0
(519) 357-3550