Purpose of an Official Plan

The purpose of an Official Plan is to:

  • Establish goals -  A goal is a desired state that reflects the long-range purpose of a Plan and is related to a major area of concern;
  • Establish objectives -  An objective is a short-range step toward the goal. It is concrete, realistic, action-oriented and attainable within a short period. The achievement of an objective should move the goal closer to reality;
  • Establish general policies concerned with the shaping and guiding of the physical growth and arrangement of the Township;
  • Balance the social and economic needs of the Township while protecting the physical and natural resources in order to obtain the most desirable physical environment for the Township's present and future residents;
  • Guide both municipal Council and staff, along with private interests, in such a way as to ensure the best form of development under the most desirable conditions; and
  • Guide and direct future development in a logical and orderly manner to ensure a resulting healthy growth pattern which will benefit the Township's present and future residents.

Our Official Plan

The Township of Strong is governed by an Official Plan.

Please note: Amendments to the Official Plans are common. Accordingly, all information contained in the links below should be confirmed with Township Staff.

You can find out the Official Plan designation of your property by contacting the Clerk Administrator or Deputy Clerk by email.

Official Plan No. 2014-008 

Official Plan 2014-008

Schedule A - Land Use

Schedule B - Natural Heritage Features

Schedule C - Transportation and Mineral Aggregates

Interactive GIS Mapping

Tree Canopy Policy