Phase 2 Official Plan Review

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The Official Plan (The OP) is a blueprint to help guide Greater Sudbury’s development over the next twenty years. It establishes long-term goals, shapes policies and outlines social, economic, natural and built environment strategies for our city.

The Province of Ontario, through the Planning Act, requires municipalities to conduct a review of their Official Plans every five years. This allows our city to consult with residents and stakeholders to find out what’s important for the future of the community. It also ensures existing OP projections and priorities are still relevant, and presents an opportunity to adapt the plan to better reflect any changes in the community.

The Official Plan review is your chance to share your vision for Greater Sudbury with decision-makers. We want to know what you see for the future of the city, and how you would think we can get there.

This review is centred on community consultation and feedback. As a resident of Greater Sudbury, you are invited to participate in the review process as often as you wish. This is your community, and the Official Plan Review is your opportunity to affect its future.

Legal Requirements for receiving Notice of Public Meeting, Notice of Adoption and Notice of Decision:

Should you wish to receive notice of public meeting, you must write to the City Clerk requesting such, and provide your address.
Should you wish to receive notice of adoption, you must file with the City Clerk a written request to be notified if the plan is adopted.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the Minister. Any requests shall include the person’s or public body’s address. Requests for Notice of Decision shall be submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Services Office North – Sudbury, Suite 401, 159 Cedar St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 6A5.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal:

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to be Added as a Party to the Hearing of an Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The Official Plan (The OP) is a blueprint to help guide Greater Sudbury’s development over the next twenty years. It establishes long-term goals, shapes policies and outlines social, economic, natural and built environment strategies for our city.

The Province of Ontario, through the Planning Act, requires municipalities to conduct a review of their Official Plans every five years. This allows our city to consult with residents and stakeholders to find out what’s important for the future of the community. It also ensures existing OP projections and priorities are still relevant, and presents an opportunity to adapt the plan to better reflect any changes in the community.

The Official Plan review is your chance to share your vision for Greater Sudbury with decision-makers. We want to know what you see for the future of the city, and how you would think we can get there.

This review is centred on community consultation and feedback. As a resident of Greater Sudbury, you are invited to participate in the review process as often as you wish. This is your community, and the Official Plan Review is your opportunity to affect its future.

Legal Requirements for receiving Notice of Public Meeting, Notice of Adoption and Notice of Decision:

Should you wish to receive notice of public meeting, you must write to the City Clerk requesting such, and provide your address.
Should you wish to receive notice of adoption, you must file with the City Clerk a written request to be notified if the plan is adopted.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the Minister. Any requests shall include the person’s or public body’s address. Requests for Notice of Decision shall be submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Services Office North – Sudbury, Suite 401, 159 Cedar St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 6A5.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal:

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to be Added as a Party to the Hearing of an Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.



  • The personal information collected in this form, and any attachment, will be used during the five year review of the Official Plan conducted in accordance with Sections 26 and 17 of the Planning Act. Your personal information may be disclosed in a public forum for the purpose of the City's Official Plan Review Program. Questions about collection of this information may be directed to Kris Longston, Manager of Community and Strategic Planning, by phone at 705-674-4455, extension 4353, by email at kris.longston@greatersudbury.ca, or by mail to 200 Brady St., PO Box 5000, Station A, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3.



    The personal information collected in this form, and any attachment, will be used during the five year review of the Official Plan conducted in accordance with Sections 26 and 17 of the Planning Act. Your personal information may be disclosed in a public forum for the purpose of the City's Official Plan Review Program. Questions about collection of this information may be directed to Kris Longston, Manager of Community and Strategic Planning, by phone at 705-674-4455, extension 4353, by email at kris.longston@greatersudbury.ca, or by mail to 200 Brady St., PO Box 5000, Station A, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3.

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