Shoreline Management Plan (Draft) 2018

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Today the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) released the Draft Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The draft plan includes draft development guidelines and policies for proposed shore protection structures by proponents. Updates to the draft, not in the current plan, provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. The draft plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development. Click: HERE to review the SMP

The draft development guidelines can be found in Appendix F.  Please click: HERE to review

The previous Consultants Recommendation Report 2016  (see pages 113 – 117) is still available for comparison by clicking: HERE to review

Hazard Maps are available to determine which area your property is located i.e. Lakeshore 1 or Lakeshore 2. Click: HERE to review

Interested individuals can provide their written comments by email to – and are asked to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ in the subject line. These comments must be received by January 25, 2019. For those who wish to submit comments by mail the address: 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5 and to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ on the envelope. If you have any questions you are asked to contact Planning and Regulations staff at ABCA or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.


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November 30th is the deadline to submit applications for 2018

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