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Planning

Essex County Planning map

Development is thriving in Essex County. The Planning Department guides the County’s growth and protects its resources by maintaining the vision set out in the County of Essex Official Plan (PDF).

The Planning Department upholds the County Official Plan and its vision by:

  • Advising County Council on land use, economic development and strategic planning
  • Providing information and resources to our municipalities and citizens
  • Developing policy
  • Approving local Official Plans, part lot control by-laws and plans of subdivision and condominium.

View more information on the Planning Department.