County Approves Official Plan of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
November 27, 2018 – Lansdowne, ON – A year-long process of research, consultation, and discussion has come to a successful conclusion in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI). On November 22, 2018, the County Council of Leeds and Grenville unanimously approved the 10-year Official Plan for TLTI.
The Official Plan review period began in November 2017 with a series of resident and stakeholder engagement opportunities that involved:
5 Public Visioning Sessions throughout the Township
Agency and Community Group Workshop
3 Public Open Houses at the Visioning, Draft and Directions stages
Special Meeting of Council for Final Directions and Recommendations Report
Statutory Public Open House for Draft Official Plan
Statutory Public Meeting of Final Draft Official Plan
Meeting of Council for Final Official Plan adoption
Review and approval by United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Moving forward, property owners in TLTI can visit our Official Plan webpage and review the plan and it’s accompanying schedules which include land use, hazards, source water and our settlement areas. Residents, business owners and investors are encouraged to consult the Official Plan before developing their property.
An Official Plan is a policy document adopted by Council under the Planning Act. It guides the effects of physical change on the community and impacts the built, social, economic and natural environment of the municipality.
An Official Plan includes mandatory policies reflecting Province-wide interests and has policies that are unique and individual to the Township and special areas within the Township.
The Official Plan also contains a vision for the Township’s growth and development. The Township is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and environmental areas, the 1000 Islands, the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau Canal, Gananoque River, Charleston Lake, five distinct communities (Ivy Lea, Lansdowne, Lyndhurst, Rockport, and Seeley’s Bay), and a vibrant rural area.