Official Notices




Details of the Official Plan Review and Update

The Town has retained Planscape to assist in the review and update of its Official Plan.  An Official Plan is the primary land use planning document that contains the vision, goals, objectives and policies to guide and direct land uses and its effect on the social, economic and natural environment of the Town. 

In accordance with Provincial requirements, the Municipality is required to regularly review and update its Official Plan.   A number of policy changes have been implemented, such as the Provincial Policy Statement, Greenbelt Plan and Growth Plan, and the Official Plan needs to be brought into conformity with these documents.

Agriculture is a major economic driver in the Town and the draft Official Plan provides policy direction to ensure the primacy of agriculture and agricultural sustainability.  The draft Official Plan contains a new vision to promote the Town as a Centre of Excellence for Agriculture and protect the small town character.

Open Houses and Public Meeting

Input on the draft Official Plan is welcomed and encouraged.  The Open Houses and Public Meeting have been scheduled as follows:



Tuesday June 3, 2014


1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. &

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Jordan Fire Hall

3763 Nineteenth Street, Jordan



Tuesday  June 10, 2014


7:00 p.m.


Council Chambers

Municipal Offices

4800 South Service Road, Beamsville

A copy of the draft Official Plan is available for review by clicking on the link below:

May 2014 Notice and Draft Official Plan

More Information

For further information please contact Kathleen Dale, Director of Planning and Development at 905-563-8205 Extension 242 during regular office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Town has been preparing newsletters to keep the community informed of the progress of the Official Plan Update.  To view the recent newsletters please click on the links below:

December 2009 Newsletter

March 2010 Newsletter

June 2010 Newsletter

September 2010 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

Workshop Presentation

On March 29, 30 and 31, 2010 the Town held a series of workshops.  To view the Consultant's presentation please click on the link below:

March 2010 Workshop Presentation

Background Report and Discussion Paper

A Background Report and Discussion Paper has been prepared, which provides information regarding current Provincial policies and outlines the issues to be addressed in the Official Plan Update.  To view the  Background Report and Discussion Paper please click on the link below:

May 2010 Background Report and Discussion Paper













4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B1

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