The Official Plan provides guidance for development in the United
Counties of Prescott and Russell in effective and dynamic matter, while
stimulating economical growth and protecting the environment and public
This document contains a series of policies, which guide the Planning and Forestry Department and the United Counties Council
with their decisions concerning land use planning. These policies are
oriented towards protecting the economical and environmental values of
farm lands, water and mineral resources. Official Plan also acts as a
guide for preparation of projects in the Public Works Department,
municipal budget and municipal by-laws.
The first Official Plan of the United Counties was adopted in
June of 1999. Every five years, it must be revised and submitted to the
public for comments. It is currently in revision.
Amendment to the Official Plan
Any individual or organization may request an amendment to the Official Plan at any moment.
The applicant must fill out an Application for an Amendment to the Official Plan and
pay the appropriate fee to process the application. It is advisable to refer
to the planning staff prior to submitting an application.
To process an amendment to the Official Plan several steps are prescribed by the Planning Act. The planning staff will be able to explain these steps. The process takes up to 120 days.