Five Year Official Plan Update and Comprehensive Review

A virtual Special Meeting of Council, open to the public, will be held to discuss potential revisions to the Township of Malahide Official Plan. The update of the Official Plan is being undertaken in accordance with Section 26 of the Planning Act, which requires municipalities to update their Official Plan at least every five years. Your insights and input will help inform and shape the updated Plan.

The virtual Special Meeting of Council will take place on June 28th, 2021. Please download and view the Notice posted in the Aylmer Express and available here

What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a legal document containing goals, objectives, and policies to guide land use, development, and growth in a municipality. The Official Plan affects everyone in the Township.

The Township’s current Official Plan is available for download and inspection here.

Why does an Official Plan need to be reviewed and updated?

Municipalities are required to revise their official plan to ensure that it is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), and has regard to matters of provincial interest, such as planning for appropriate location of growth and orderly development of safe and healthy communities, protection of agricultural resources, the protection of ecological systems, including natural areas, features, and functions, etc.

The Official Plan Review project was undertaken to clarify Malahide’s local vision for the future and directs growth in Malahide based on the principles of making efficient use of existing and planned infrastructure through targeted intensification, and protecting prime agricultural land and other natural resources.

How do you get involved? Tell us what you think!

We are interested to hear your comments and thoughts, and we value your input. You can provide input in several ways:

1) Review the materials provided below. These documents have been prepared to meet and be consistent with the Provincial Policies for planning and growth.

2) Provide written comments. Written comments about the Official Plan Review may be submitted via regular mail, email or fax, or dropped off in the after hours mail-slot at the Township Office. Please allow time for your comments to be received in advance of the meeting.

Such comments should be sent to the attention of:

Adam Betteridge, MCIP, RPP

Director of Development Services

Township of Malahide

87 John Street South, Aylmer, Ontario, N5H 2C3

Phone: (519) 773-5344 x223

Fax: (519) 773-5334


Jay McGuffin, MCIP, RPP

Vice President, Principal Planner

Monteith Brown Planning Consultants

610 Princess Avenue, London, ON, N6B 2B9

Phone: (519) 686-1300

Fax: (519) 681-1690


Please note that comments sent by regular mail delivery should be mailed early so that the Township receives them before the Public Meeting date.

3) Participate at the virtual Special Meeting of Township Council (via phone or by video online using ‘Zoom’)

You are entitled to attend this virtual public meeting to express your views about the Official Plan Review. Only those that pre-register will be permitted to participate during the meeting.

To pre-register and participate in the virtual meeting, contact the Township via email at before 12:00 noon on June 23rd, 2021 (pre-registration by phone at 519-773-5344 may be made only if email is not available). Please provide your name, phone number, and any prepared speaking notes. The Township Staff will provide you with details of how you will be able to join the meeting.

To view the live stream meeting proceedings, please visit Malahide’s YouTube Channel:

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