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Planning Department

The Planning Department establishes policies, regulations and standards guiding land use and development in Mississippi Mills and ensures compliance with provincial building regulations.

The Planning Department deals with all matters that fall under the Planning Act including plans of subdivisions, consents, official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, minor variances, and site plan control.


Zoning

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills Zoning By-law 11-83 regulates the use of land and the erection, use, bulk, height and spacing of and other matters relating to buildings and structures. It also prohibits certain uses of land and the erection and use of certain structures in the Municipality.

HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENT

The Municipality has initiated a Zoning By-law Amendment to correct and update several provisions within the Comprehensive Zoning By-law in order to: (1) clear up discrepancies and redundancies that have yet to be rectified since the By-law's passing in 2011; (2) revise language to add clarity and realign provisions with their original intent; and (3) add provisions and permitted uses to be consistent with Provincial Policy. The ultimate goal is to re-organize the document to facilitate the Municipality producing an up-to-date consolidated By-law for public use. The following documents are available for review:

Questions, comments, or requests for clarification regarding the amendment can be directed the Municipality's Planning Department at (613) 256-2064 ext.206 or by e-mail at ascanlandickie@mississippimills.ca


Community Official Plan

The Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan (COP) is a legal document containing the goals, objectives and policies which guide the development, growth and change of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. This Plan is intended to assist Council and its various committees, municipal staff, developers, government agencies and the public in their efforts to maintain and strengthen the environmental, economic, physical and social fabric of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.

Official Plan Schedules

Updating the Community Official Plan

The Municipality has recently completed its review of the Community Official Plan (COP) and has proposed a number of amendments to conform with the provincial policies and regulations. The COP was last adopted by Council in 2006 and, as mandated by the province, municipalities must review and update their COPs every five (5) years. The Municipality began the COP review nine (9) years ago. Over the past nine years, the Municipality has held a number of Council meetings, special meetings, public meetings, information sessions, and has made numerous amendments to the proposed COP amendment.

Municipal Council approved amendments to the COP on June 26th, 2018. At present, the proposed changes are being reviewed by the County of Lanark, the approval authority under the Planning Act. The County will consider the proposed COP and makes any amendments/comments before approving the plan. The County has 180 days to complete this phase.  The notice of approval and the subsequent appeal period will be circulated when the County has completed their process. 

Members of the public are welcome to review the documents listed below that were part of the review process, inclusive of the draft COP currently at the County for approval. Copies of maps, reports, and the draft are available for review at the Municipal Office, Almonte Old Town Hall, and both public library branches.

Want to know more? Subscribe to our newsfeed at www.mississippimills.ca or call us at 613-256-2064.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with the Director please contact Roxanne Sweeney at rsweeney@mississippimills.ca.

Draft Community Official Plan

Almonte Ward (Schedule B) 

Village of Appleton (Schedule A1)

Village of Blakeney (Schedule A3) 

Village of Clayton (Schedule A2)

Constraints (Appendix A2) 

Natural Features (Appendix A1)

Village of Pakenham (Schedule C)

Rural Land Use (Schedule A)

Almonte Ward (Schedule D1)

Almonte Ward (Schedule D2)

Almonte Ward (Schedule D3)

Top 10 Questions

Draft Bylaw - Amendment No. 21 to the Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan 

Adoption Notice 

Part B - The Amendment 

Mississippi Mills Background Study

Report - COP Public Comments 

Report - COP Public Comments 2

Mississippi Mills COP Public Meeting - JLR Presentation 

Mississippi Mills Official Plan Review and Update - Environment Land Use Policies Options

Resolution 92-18

Agriculture Lands Review

Resolution 110-18

How can I stay informed?

The Municipality regularly updates its website with new and relevant information. You can also subscribe to our newsfeed to receive notices and updates or follow us on Facebook.  The Planning Department is available to address your questions or comments. Please e-mail us at town@mississippimills.ca or call 613-256-2064.

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