The Municipality of West Grey Official Plan replaces the Town of Durham Official Plan and the Village of Neustadt Official Plan, both of which came into effect in the 1980s.
The purpose of this Official Plan is to provide a long-term strategy for managing growth and development within Durham and Neustadt to the year 2026. The goals, objective and policies contained in this Official Plan are intended to guide the decisions of the public authorities and private interests in order to maintain livable and attractive communities.
No public work shall be undertaken and no By-law shall be passed for any purpose that does not conform to this Official Plan.
The County of Grey Official Plan applies to all lands within the County and establishes an upper-tier policy framework that provides guidance to local Municipalities on a variety of matters.
The Municipality of West Grey Official Plan has been designed to conform to the County of Grey Official Plan. In the event of a conflict between these two documents, the County Official Plan shall prevail, as mandated in The Planning Act (R.S.O. 1990). That notwithstanding, the Municipality of West Grey Official Plan may be more restrictive than the County of Grey Official Plan, in which case the more restrictive policies shall prevail.
The Municipality of West Grey Official Plan is also intended to be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement.