Rural Village Development Plans and Policies: Time to get talking about your Village

During 2011, the City will be meeting residents in rural areas to update the policies of each village development plan. The City is committed to reviewing all village plans that are five years or older to inform the next Official Plan update in 2014.

The Official Plan designates 26 villages in the Ottawa area.  Right now, each village’s land use and growth is guided by either a secondary plan or a community design plan.

Attend an upcoming meeting to hear more about the projects and ask questions of city staff about what the project means for rural villages. All workshops will include a presentation about the Official Plan Rural Land Use Review by City staff, small group discussions and a Q&A period. Participants will talk about:

  • Land use – what kinds of uses are allowed

  • Servicing and infrastructure – sewers, pipes and transportation challenges

  • Rural environment – greenspace, water protection and natural systems

  • Rural character – how the Village should look and feel

Express your opinion about clustering country lot subdivisions
Are you interested in how country lot subdivisions should develop in the rural area?

Read the City’s discussion paper titled “Rural Land Use – The Impact of Clustering Country Lot Subdivisions” and answer our questionnaire anytime before May 17 2011. The results will help inform the recommendations made to Council.

Find out more
Look up your Village on the City’s website at You’ll find all kinds of information about your Village’s population, housing and general demographics. Read up and get ready to talk about your Village at the workshop. Can’t attend? Send us your feedback, either online or by e-mail.

Questions? Contact:

Emily Davies / Robin van de Lande, Planner II
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1J1
Tel: (613) 580-2424, ext. 23463/ext. 43011
Fax: (613) 560-2459

Ashton, Munster and Fallowfield
Saturday, April 2, 2011
9 12 noon
Goulbourn Municipal Building
2135 Huntley Road, Stittsville

Kars and Burritt’s Rapids
Saturday, April 16, 2011
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Marlborough Community Centre
3048 Pierce Road, RR 2, Pierce’s Corners

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Manotick Community Centre
5572 Doctor Leach Drive, Manotick