Official Plan Review


The Township is reviewing its Official Plan; a document used to manage growth and determine how land in the community should be used. An official plan deals mainly with issues such as:

  • where new housing, industry, offices and shops will be located;
  • what services like roads, watermains, sewer or parks will be needed;
  • when, and in what order, parts of your community will grow;
  • how to preserve and enhance cultural, historical and recreational services and amenities; and
  • outline community improvement initiatives.

The current Official Plan can be found here:
Current Official Plan (text only)

Public Input

We want to hear about your thoughts for the future development of the Township. Make sure to attend meetings and submit your comments to ensure your voice is heard. Click here to download a comment sheet. All comments need to be submitted to Wendy Van Keulen, Community Development Coordinator in a timely fashion. Comments can be submitted by email to, by mail or in person to PO Box 129, 18 Centre St, Spencerville ON K0E1X0.

It is a requirement of the Planning Act that all municipalities review their Official Plan every five years to ensure compliance and conformity with provincial policy, and matters of provincial interest (Section 26.[1] of the Planning Act). With the last OP review being undertake in 2010, it is now time for the Township to begin reviewing the Official Plan. This process will include many opportunities for public input into the desired future for the Township.

Upcoming Meetings:

The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, in conjunction with the South Nation Conservation Authority, will hold a Public Information Meeting with respect to the proposed flood plain mapping that is to be included in the Township Official Plan. This meeting is to be held subsequent to the Public Meeting on September 5th, 2019 where flood plain mapping was not available:

November 13, 2019, 3:00pm
Council Chambers, Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal
18 Centre Street, Spencerville, ON  K0E 1X0

New flood plain mapping, developed  by the South Nation Conservation Authority, is being added to Schedule B of the new Township Official Plan. The purpose of the information meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and ask questions about the mapping. The revised Schedule B can be found below. Township staff and Conservation Authority staff will both be present to answer questions. Following the meeting, the Township will proceed towards adoption of the new Official Plan at its regular Council Meeting on November 25, 2019.

A copy of the latest draft for review can be found here:
Proposed Official Plan – August 2019 Public Meeting Draft (text only)

For more information on the Official Plan Review, contact:

Wendy Van Keulen
Community Development Coordinator
613-658-3055 x 101