Virtual Committee of Adjustment Meetings

Beginning May, 2020, all Committee of Adjustment meetings will be held virtually to respect social distancing regulations put in place in response to COVID-19. The meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Residents and applicants will be able to participate by providing written comments, registering to participate in the Zoom meeting by computer, tablet or smartphone or by calling in. All meetings will begin at the regularly scheduled time located at the top of the agenda.

 Committee of Adjustment Meetings

 Members of the public or applicants wanting to provide comments on any of the agenda items can submit written correspondence by emailing, Crystal Nedow, Development Services Assistant, at The Township encourages all members of the public and applicants to submit their comments via written submissions so that Committee members may view them in advance. Comments may be submitted up until the start of the meeting.

Computer/Laptop/Smartphone/Tablet (with audio and microphone)

While residents are encouraged to make written submissions to the committee, members of the public will also be able to provide verbal comments at committee meetings through Zoom. Interested residents can register visiting the link below; make sure you register for the correct meeting. Upon registering for the meeting, members of the public will be emailed a user specific link for the Zoom meeting. Registration will be available until the start of the meeting. 

Link to register:
November 12th at 4pm – Zoom registration



The Committee of Adjustment meeting scheduled for August 13, 2020 has been cancelled. The application scheduled to be heard by the Committee, minor variance A-09-20 (Burwell), will be rescheduled for a later date. Notice will be provided once the date of the new hearing has been determined.



To participate in a meeting via telephone, members of the public must register by calling 613-279-2935 extension 258 and leave a message with their name, phone number that they will be using to connect to the call, and the agenda item(s) they wish to speak to; Township staff will then contact the member of the public to confirmation their participation and provide meeting details. Registration will close at noon on the day of the meeting.

Please view the Public Participant Guide – Committee of Adjustment for more information.

Planning Department 

The Planning Department is responsible for the planning and general design of the Township of Central Frontenac. Land use planning enables the Township to establish both long and short term goals and objectives for growth and development, while considering social, economic and environmental implications. Through various planning processes the interests and objectives of both individual property owners and the of the Township are realized.

Official Plan Review and Update

The Township of Central Frontenac is embarking on a review and update to the Township Official Plan. The Official Plan will set out goals, objectives, and policies established primarily to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic, and natural environment of the Township for the next 20 years. This update and review is a regular process required under the Planning Act.

The Official Plan will ensure that future planning and development meets the community’s needs. The update will involve extensive consultation with the public through open houses and public meetings. This webpage will be regularly updated to ensure that you can stay informed.

For more information on the Official Plan review, to submit comments or to add your email to the notification list, please contact: Megan Rueckwald, Manager of Community Planning at 613-548-9400 ext. 351 or

Current Official Plan

 Official Plan 2008

View Official Plan Document

View Official Plan Land Use Schedules

Draft Official Plans

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

Public Engagement

Community involvement through the Official Plan review is an important and valued aspect of the process. Through public participation events, community members are able, and encouraged, to share their opinions. The Township is committed to ensuring the public participation process is inclusive and respectful.  To view the materials from the engagement events, please open the tabs below.

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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