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Official Plan & Zoning By-law

Municipality of Trent Lakes Official Plan

The Official Plan describes council’s policies on how land in the municipality should be used, and helps decide where roads, watermains, sewers, garbage dumps, parks and other services will be built. The Official Plan also provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning by-laws to set local regulations and standards, like the size of a lot and height of a building.

The Trent Lakes Official Plan is currently under review through the County of Peterborough Official Plan Review Project.

Download a copy of the Current Trent Lakes Official Plan

The County of Peterborough Official Plan Review

In 2017, the County of Peterborough initiated the development of a new Official Plan. Once the new Official Plan is in effect, it will function as the lower tier Official Plan for five local municipalities including Trent Lakes. For updates, follow this link to be re-directed to the County of Peterborough Official Plan Project website.

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law

A zoning by-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:
– how each parcel may be used
– where buildings and other structures can be located
–  the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
–  the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks.

       Schedule A Zoning Maps

Other Planning Tools

County of Peterborough GIS

The County of Peterborough Geographical Information System (GIS) searches for properties by address, roll number, lot and concession, or GPS co-ordinates. Learn about the landscape using map features or high resolution aerial photos. Print or export a customized map displaying your own markups using the drawing and measuring tools.

Go to The County of Peterborough GIS

Ministry of Natural Resources:  Make a Map

Use this online tool to make custom maps featuring wetlands, provincial parks, and other features using the MNR’s data. If you’re preparing a minor variance or similar application, you can use this tool to create a map identifying environmentally-sensitive areas on the property or within a parameter of it without having to hire a professional.

Make a natural heritage area map at the MNR