Official Plan Review

The City is currently undertaking an Official Plan Update as required by the Planning Act.  This update consists of four phases: review and analysis of land requirements, policy recommendations, policy development, and implementation through an Official Plan Amendment.

Municipal Comprehensive Review

The final draft of the Municipal Comprehensive Review Report from Watson & Associates Economists Limited in association with Dillon Consulting has been received by the City of Belleville which addresses the first two phases of the Official Plan Review.

A Municipal Comprehensive Review establishes “a long-term vision and planning framework for a municipality that fosters a sustainable approach to future residential growth and economic development. Typically, an M.C.R. examines future population and employment growth potential and corresponding urban land needs over a long-term planning horizon (up to 20 years).”

Ways to Learn about the Review and Provide Input

Public Information Centre

This Centre will provide information and display boards about the Municipal Comprehensive Review Report.  The City’s Consultant will be available to discuss their findings and recommendations.  This will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions in an informal manner.

Date:  Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: SIR MACKENZIE BOWELL ROOM, 3rd Floor, Belleville City Hall, 169 Front Street

Official Notice of Public Information Centre and Public Meeting

Public Meeting

A presentation by the City’s Consultant to Council will occur along with the opportunity for the public to ask formal questions.

Date:  Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 5:30p.m.
Location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 4th Floor, Belleville City Hall, 169 Front Street

Official Notice of Public Information Centre and Public Meeting

Official Plan Update - June 3, 2019

Planning Staff Report PP-2019-32

City Staff has prepared a Staff Report on the Consultant’s Municipal Comprehensive Review Report which was received by Council on May 13, 2019.

Provide Comments

If you wish to provide comments on the Municipal Comprehensive Review Report, please provide in writing to mmtmacdonald@city.belleville.on.caand indicate the subject.

Current City of Belleville Official Plan (2018 consolidation)

Information and Material

For more information about the Official Plan Review you may contact the City of Belleville Policy Planning Division by email at:


If you wish to be notified of upcoming meetings, please email to be included on the Interested Parties List. (Please quote “Belleville Official Plan Review”)

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