Official Plan Adoption and Amendments

Official Plan Consolidated Version & Land Use Schedule

Notice of Official Plan

Official Plan 2021 Approved and Land Use Schedule

Official Plan Office Consolidation (2023-08)

Official Plan Adoption

The township updated its Official Plan in 2021, and the updated plan was approved by County of Frontenac on September 15, 2021. The Township of Central Frontenac has unique social and environmental conditions that require varied approaches to land development. The Township’s Official Plan creates the objectives and policies for guiding land use changes by protecting and managing the natural environment, directing and influencing growth patterns and facilitating the vision of Council to develop a strong and diverse economy in the Township, and to ensure all aspects necessary for a healthy community are protected, managed and made available to existing and future residents. This Official Plan is designed to guide development for the municipality for the next 25 years.

For more information regarding our Official Plan, you can contact our contract county planners at 613-548-9400 x 350 or

 Official Plan 2021

View Official Plan Document

View Official Plan Land Use Schedules


Official Plan Amendment #1 (January 2023)


The purpose of this proposed Official Plan Amendment is to make administrative changes to the Township’s Official Plan to implement recent changes to the Ontario Planning Act through Bill 13, Supporting Businesses and People Act, 2021 and Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. Specifically, the amendment will include policies in the Township Official Plan regarding complete planning applications, pre-application consultation for planning applications, and delegated authority for planning approvals.

The by-law to adopt the amendment was passed on January 24, 2023, and has been forwarded to the County of Frontenac for approval. For information regarding appeal rights, please review the Notice of Adoption.


The County of Frontenac has now approved our adopted Official Plan Amendment #1. The decision is subject to a 20 day appeal period expiring at 4:00 p.m. March 8, 2023. Please refer to Central Frontenac Official Plan Changes



Notice of Public Meeting

Draft Amendment 

Draft Official Plans

Draft Official Plan Map April 27 2021
Draft Official Plan Map April 27 2021
Draft Official Plan Map March 15, 2021
Draft Official Plan Map March 15, 2021
Draft Number Three – December 2020

View Draft Version 3 Official Plan 2020

View Planning Report

Draft Number Two – July 2019

This draft was before Council in Summer of 2019 and was available to the public before the August 2019 Open Houses.

View Draft Version 2 Official Plan 2019

Draft Number One – July 2018

This draft was before Council in Summer of 2018 and was available to the public before the July 2018 Open House.

View Draft Version Official Plan 2018

Summer 2019 Three Open Houses

Three Open Houses were held over August 2019 to engage with the public on key topics. Open Houses were held at the Oso Hall (1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake) from 6pm-8pm. For more information on when these events were held, please view the Open House Notice – Summer 2019.

Official Plan Engagement Boards – Click here to view display boards.

Waterfront Development and Lake Protection – Click here to view presentation.

Settlement Areas and Growth Management – Click here to view presentation.

Rural Areas and Agriculture – Click here to view presentation.

 July 2018 Open House
An Open House was held on July 21, 2018, to hear preliminary comments from the public on the draft policies and mapping. We heard comments from the public regarding waterfront development, affordable housing, development policies for Sharbot Lake and Highway 7 and policies for White Lake. 

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