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Policy Planning


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The City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

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Tel: (613) 392-2841
Toll-free: 1-866-485-2841
Fax: (613) 392-0131
TTY: (613) 965-6849

Office hours:
Monday to Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Policy planning establishes strategic policies and programs to manage the long-term development of the City of Quinte West in a way that is consistent with the City's Official Plan.

Special studies relating to specific issues such as growth management, heritage preservation, and environmental conservation are also conducted to inform the development of new policies.

Official Plan

The authority for preparing and adopting an Official Plan is set out in the Planning Act. The Act requires that, at least every five years, a municipal council hold a public meeting to determine if there is a need to revise the Plan. The objective of periodic reviews of the Official Plan is to maintain a contemporary Official Plan that reflects community interests while fulfilling its primary role of directing the physical development of the City and accounting for land use, economic, environmental, and other relevant considerations.

Council has determined that the Official Plan should be reviewed and updated where necessary so that it reflects current trends and circumstances.

Official Plan & Schedules

The Official Plan is a municipality's blueprint for the future. It contains policies and maps that will direct where residential, commercial, institutional, recreational, and industrial development can go and what areas must be protected from development. It also contains information on the future expansion of the City's infrastructure.

The City of Quinte West Official Plan 2013, as adopted by By-law #11-122, passed by Council on the 15th day of August, 2011 and subsequently approved with modifications by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing on January 9, 2013, is the fist City wide Official Plan and as such, it provides policy direction and a land use planning framework to guide the overal physical, social, environmental management and growth of the City, while meeting the needs and wants of the local residents.  Schedules for the Offical Plan can be viewed on our Official Plan page.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a Notice of Decision with regard to the approval of a new Official Plan for the City of Quinte West, as adopted by By-law No. 11-122, subject to modifications.  All Sections of the Official Plan that were appealed as of January 9, 2013 have been updated to reflect the resolutions as mediated through the Ontario Municipal Board.

Please contact City of Quinte West Planning & Development Services staff for assistance if you have any questions or concerns with regard to the Official Plan and related schedules.


City of Quinte West Public Flex GIS

Welcome to the City of Quinte West Public Flex GIS map site. The mapping system runs on ESRI's ArcGIS for Flex.

Features Include:

  • Arial Photos for 2013, 2008 and 2002
  • Locate addresses, roads, parks, schools, and much more.
  • Embed Google Street View.

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Click on the link below to download a .pdf map