Highlands East looks at making changes to official plan 0
Highlands East received several proposed amendments for its official plan at a council meeting June 12.
The proposed changes were outlined by Chris Jones, of Meridian Planning Consultants in response to public comments and submissions made during the municipality's recent review.
Jones said a number of stakeholders had come forward with amendments, including the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the county of Haliburton and Meridian Planning Consultants.
The recent review was done to ensure the municipality's plan was consistent with Haliburton County's official plan and provincial policy, said Jones.
Some of the most significant changes include encouraging active transportation, the addition of a sub-section for lot creation or new development on "at capacity" lakes, shoreline development to be considered a resource-based recreational land use, a reduction in lot area required for a guest cabin and the addition of a paragraph restricting backlot development in shoreline areas.
Council agreed to receive the draft official plan amendment and to forward it to the county of Haliburton.
A full outline of the amendments will be posted on the municipality's website at www.highlandseast.ca.
It will be posted for 30 days, giving the community and interested stakeholders a chance for final comments or changes before council considers approving it.