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An Official Plan is a municipal policy document, adopted and approved under the Planning Act that states Council’s vision for the Township over the next 20 years. It begins as a snapshot of the Township and, over time grows and adjusts to new or changing needs. Changes are made by Amendments to the Plan.

The Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies to manage and direct change and its effects on the social, economic and natural environment of the municipality.  This includes policies that apply to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and other land uses. Together, this document helps Council maintain the quality of life that defines Wainfleet.


The Township of Wainfleet was adopted by Township Council in 2011 and finally approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on August 14, 2014.

 Click here to read the Ontario Municipal Board decision approving the Official Plan.

Official Plan Policies (Individual Sections - Text Only)


1.0 Introduction

2.0 Municipal Structure

3.0 Land Use Policies

4.0 Environmental Management

5.0 Infrastructure and Roads

6.0 Noise, Air Quality and Vibration Control

7.0 Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

8.0 Implementation


Schedule A      Municipal Structure

Schedule B      Land Use – Township

Schedule B1    Land Use – Chambers Corners Hamlet

Schedule B2    Land Use – Becketts Bridge Hamlet

Schedule B3    Land Use – Wainfleet Hamlet

Schedule B4    Land Use – Winger Hamlet

Schedule B5    Land Use – Hendershot Corners Hamlet

Schedule B6    Land Use – Wellandport Area Hamlet

Schedule B7    Land Use – Ostryhon Corners Hamlet

Schedule B8    Land Use – Burnaby Hamlet

Schedule B9    Land Use – Lakeshore Area

Schedule C      Waste Disposal Assessment Areas

Schedule D      Transportation and Cycling Network

Schedule E       Natural Environment Features

Schedule F       Mineral Aggregate Resource Areas and Natural Gas Resource Areas

List of Appendices (MAPS)

Appendix 1      Significant Groundwater Recharge Areas

Appendix 2      Areas of High Aquifer Vulnerability

Appendix 3      Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Regulation Areas

Appendix 4      Municipal Drains