Planning and Development

Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Municipality of Bluewater. Policies outlined in the Official Plan determine how our community is shaped, where homes and businesses are built, where parks and schools are located, and what other essential services may be required.

Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us. It maintains property values and helps us to have the kind of community we desire.

Planning staff assist the public regarding land development in the municipality. County of Huron Planning staff provide services to the Municipality. Planning staff liaise with residents, developers and builders and guides them through the land development process in matters related to land use planning. 

Bluewater has established a Committee of Adjustment that considers applications for minor variances. Bluewater Council considers and approves applications for zoning by-law amendments, temporary use by-laws, deeming by-laws and other applications.

Applications for Official Plan amendments, consents (severances) and plans of subdivision/condominium are vetted through the Municipality of Bluewater Council, however, receive final approval from Huron County.

Please feel free to contact the Planner or Planning Coordinator for help with any application or to arrange a pre-consultation meeting to discuss your project.

Agency websites

Agencies regulating areas within the Municipality of Bluewater must be consulted with regard to land use planning approvals and construction permits.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Ministry of Transportation

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Canada Post

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