The Planning Department is involved in the preparation and review of plans for future development within the Town. Two documents are primarily used to administer the municipality's planning department.
The "Official Plan" sets out a general policy framework for decisions on planning-related matters. For example, it indicates where housing, commercial and industrial activity will be encouraged to locate and what services will be needed for anticipated growth.
The Town's new Official Plan came into force and effect on January 9, 2020, excluding a site-specific appeal of a single privately owned property.