City of Welland Official Plan update

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The City of Welland is in the process of updating its Official Plan. As the City continues to grow and evolve, the City’s Official Plan requires a review and update of its current policies, goals, and objective. The Official Plan is a “living” document that guides both short and long-term growth and development. Over a period of several months, the City and a team of consultants led by SGL Planning & Design Inc. will be working on updating the Official Plan to ensure that growth in the community is appropriately accommodated in the context of the City’s unique history and character, in a manner informed by the public and stakeholders.

The Official Plan review looks at:

  • Creating a strong vision for guiding growth in the City to 2051;
  • How to enhance and promote the development of complete, vibrant and healthy communities;
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet climate change and environmental targets;
  • How to address economic vitality of the Downtown and employment areas;
  • How to promote and enhance the City’s existing neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • How to promote, protect and enhance natural areas and green spaces;
  • Garnering important feedback from the community, stakeholders, City staff and public agencies;
  • Conforming with provincial and regional policies; and,
  • Aligning Official Plan policies with municipal objectives for providing appropriate services to meet the needs of a growing community.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by the City’s Consultant, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Nicolas Aiello, Policy Planner, nicolas.aiello@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.


The City of Welland is in the process of updating its Official Plan. As the City continues to grow and evolve, the City’s Official Plan requires a review and update of its current policies, goals, and objective. The Official Plan is a “living” document that guides both short and long-term growth and development. Over a period of several months, the City and a team of consultants led by SGL Planning & Design Inc. will be working on updating the Official Plan to ensure that growth in the community is appropriately accommodated in the context of the City’s unique history and character, in a manner informed by the public and stakeholders.

The Official Plan review looks at:

  • Creating a strong vision for guiding growth in the City to 2051;
  • How to enhance and promote the development of complete, vibrant and healthy communities;
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet climate change and environmental targets;
  • How to address economic vitality of the Downtown and employment areas;
  • How to promote and enhance the City’s existing neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • How to promote, protect and enhance natural areas and green spaces;
  • Garnering important feedback from the community, stakeholders, City staff and public agencies;
  • Conforming with provincial and regional policies; and,
  • Aligning Official Plan policies with municipal objectives for providing appropriate services to meet the needs of a growing community.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by the City’s Consultant, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Nicolas Aiello, Policy Planner, nicolas.aiello@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.

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