Official Plan


An official plan outlines how land in a municipality should be used. It is prepared with input from the community and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of the community.

An official plan mainly deals mainly with:

  • where new housing, industry, offices and shops will be located
  • what services like roads, watermains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed
  • when, and in what order, parts of our community will grow
  • community improvement initiatives.

Why do we need an official plan?

Two official plans guide the physical, social and economic development of Brockton, the Walkerton Community Official Plan and County of Bruce Official Plan.

These official plans:

  • let the public know what the municipality's general land use planning policies are
  • makes sure that growth is coordinated and meets our community's needs
  • helps all members of our community understand how their land may be used now and in the future
  • helps decide where roads, watermains, sewers, garbage dumps, parks and other services will be built
  • provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning by-laws to set local regulations and standards, like the size of lots and height of buildings
  • provides a way to evaluate and settle conflicting land uses while meeting local, regional and provincial interests
  • shows council's commitment to the future growth of our community.

Walkerton Community Official Plan

County of Bruce Official Plan 

Community Improvement Plan