Official Plan

An official plan describes policies on how land in your community should be used. It is prepared with input from the public and helps to ensure that planning and development meets the community’s needs now and in the future. Information for the Official Plan for Prince Edward County can be found below.

Official Plan Review:

The County's Official Plan is currently under review. The current OP is nearly 20 years old and much has changed since its adoption by County Council in 1993, including the amalgamation of ten local governments into a single tier municipality in 1998. While there have been various amendments over the years, many policies do not reflect existing conditions and challenges.  A list of resources relating to the Official Plan Review can be found below, including:

Current Official Plan Documents
Draft Official Plan Documents
Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) Study
Background Information & Reports
Issue Papers
Community Submissions and Consultation Reports

Get Involved:

Follow the County's Municipal Twitter (@Shire_Hall) and Facebook (Prince Edward County) accounts to stay informed about publications, milestones, and community events related to the Official Plan.  Also, listings for all of the County's upcoming public consultations can be found on our Public Consultation page.

Monitor the planning process on the County's website, through the local media, and from notices that will be posted in libraries, community centres, recreation facilities, and County buildings.

Attend upcoming open houses and public meetings where you can get answers, express concerns, and share ideas.

Review project reports and other materials hot off the press. Get them at the Edward Building, and online from this webpage.

Email the County with your comments and questions at

Current Official Plan Documents

Official Plan

Official Plan - Appendix A

Schedule A - Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Schedule B - Environmental Constraints

Schedule C - Transportation and Services

Schedule D - Tourism and Recreation

Schedule E - Land Use Designation


Official Plan Review Draft Documents:

Draft Dated October 2017

Draft Map for Designation of Prime Agricultural Areas and Rural Lands

D‌raft Dated April 2016

Full Draft Official Plan - April 2016

Appendix A

Schedules A to F

Draft Dated July 2015

Full Draft Official Plan - July 2015

A1, A2, A3, A4 - Land Use Designations

'B' - Natural Heritage Features & Areas

'C' - Constraint Areas

'D' - Resource Areas

'E' Transportation & Infrastructure

'F' - Recreation & Tourism

Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) Study

Draft Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) Study Map - October 18, 2016

Background Information & Reports:

Special Council Meeting - Presentation, April 28, 2016

A Guide to Key Policies in the Draft Official Plan

What is an Official Plan - Presentation, November 3, 2015

Official Plan Review Open House - Presentation, May 1-2, 2015

Housing Policy Implementation Report - May 2015

Issue Papers

Vision 2031

Growth 2031

Growth 2031 - Addendum 1

Growth 2031 - Addendum 2

Community Sustainability

Our Local Economy

Natural Environment

Natural Environment Addendum 1

Natural Environment Addendum 2.1

Natural Environment Addendum 2.2

The Future of Rural


Cultural Resources

Community Facilities and Services


Shore Land

County Design

County Design Addendum 1

Issue Papers Summary

Community Submissions & Consultation Reports

Consultation Summary - June 2013

Health Unit - Healthy Policies for Official Plans

Ducks Unlimited

South Shore Conservancy - Volume 1

South Shore Conservancy - Volume 2

South Shore Conservancy - Volume 3

South Shore Conservancy - Volume 4