What is the Official Plan?
The Official Plan reflects a community vision for future change and development and outlines in a broad manner the land use and development guidelines for Bayham. Generally, the Municipality of Bayham Official Plan guides growth and development within the urban limits of the hamlet areas. The Official Plan is implemented through the Zoning By-law. The latest Official Plan was consolidated February 12, 2019.
Contact the municipal office for the Application to Amend the Official Plan and updated Amendments not captured since the last consolidation.
The County of Elgin is the Approval Authority for Official Plans and Official Plan Amendments. Elgin County is also a commenting agency for local applications such as zoning by-law amendments, consents, minor variances and site plans. (The application process is funded through user fees as set out in County of Elgin By-Law 20-18).
County Official Plan Amendment
Applications to amend the Elgin County Official Plan are made directly to the County. Applicants are advised to consult with the County's Planning Department before submitting an application. Application forms are available through the County Planning Department.