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 Town;
  • Balance the social and economic needs of the Town in order to obtain the most desirable physical environment for the Town'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 Town's present and future residents.

 

Our Official Plans

The Town of Tecumseh is governed by three separate Official Plans. These Official Plans represent the three former municipalities (Town of Tecumseh, Village of St. Clair Beach and Township of Sandwich South) that existed separately prior to the January 1, 1999 amalgamation of the three areas.

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

Tecumseh Official Plan

Tecumseh Official Plan

St. Clair Beach Official Plan

St. Clair Beach Official Plan

Sandwich South Official Plan

Sandwich South Official Plan

 

You can find out the Official Plan designation of your property by contacting our Planning Department at 519-735-2184 ext. 123.