Revised Draft New Official Plan Release

The City of Ottawa has had over 100,000 engagements with residents over more than 130 activities during each phase of the development of the New Official Plan. All feedback as been tracked and reviewed. After thorough consideration, City Planners have revised the draft New Official Plan to reflect some of the major themes and concerns.

In order to provide the most time for residents to review, sections of the revised New Official Plan will become available on this page as they are finalized. Please be sure to check back over the coming weeks for additional material.

The documents below have been left in their track-change format. This is to allow readers to clearly see where changes have been made and make it easier to review the large volume of information.

The 21 one-pagers on key themes found in the New Official Plan have also been updated and can be found here.

The City will be hosting a Public Open House later this summer. Details are being confirmed and residents are encouraged to stay tuned to the Engage Ottawa for more information.

Staff Report (supporting documents)

Revised Draft Official Plan

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2:Strategic Directions

Section 3: Growth Management Framework

Section 4: City-Wide Policies

Section 5: Transects

Section 6: Urban Designations

Section 7: Greenspace Designations

Section 8: Greenbelt Designations

Section 9: Rural Designations

Section 10: Protection of Health and Safety

Section 11: Implementation

Section 12: Local Plans

Section 13: Definitions



- A Series

- B Series

- C Series

Volume 2A: Urban Secondary Plans

Alta Vista / Faircrest / Riverview Park Secondary Plan

Kanata Town Centre Secondary Plan

Southkeys Secondary Plan

Bank Street South Secondary Plan

Mer Bleue Urban Expansion Area Secondary Plan

Stittsville Main Street Secondary Plan

Barrhaven Downtown Secondary Plan

Montreal Road District Secondary Plan

Wateridge Village/ Former CFB Rockcliffe Secondary Plan

Central & East Downtown Secondary Plan

Old Ottawa East Secondary Plan

Wellington Street West Secondary Plan

Sherbourne and New Orchard Secondary Plan

Richmond Road / Westboro Secondary Plan

West Downtown Core Secondary Plan

East Urban Community Phase 3

Rockcliffe Park Secondary Plan

Carleton Heights

Inner East Line 1 Secondary Plan

Scott Street Secondary Plan

Elmvale Acres

Volume 2B: Rural Secondary Plans

Village of Carp Secondary Plan Village of Richmond Secondary Plan Village of North Gower Secondary Plan
Village of Greely Secondary Plan Consolidated Villages Secondary Plan Village of Manotick Secondary Plan
Village of Constance Bay Secondary Plan

Volume 2C: Area Specific Policies

Updates are continually being made to the Official Plan Sections since the first Sections were uploaded on July 26, 2021. The updates are to address technical or content issues being brought to the attention of Staff after the revised draft New Official Plan went live to the public. A summary of the Sections that have been updated since the live post, is below for full transparency:

Section Edit Summary
3.4 – Growth Management
Edits made to the country lot subdivision swap policy to allow for a total area calculation threshold rather than a total lot threshold to be applied when swapping land to a new location.
5.4 – Suburban Transect
Edits made to the height policy to rectify a discrepancy in maximum permitted heights for corridors and hubs as well as consolidate height policy into one location, resulting in the deletion of two previous policies. Edit to address provincial concerns regarding consistency with the "no negative impact" test in the Provincial Policy Statement with respect to significant woodlands.
6.2 - Special Districts Remove Sub-Section 6.2.1 and Policy 1 altogether and adjust the What We Want To Achieve box accordingly. This policy was conflicting with Section 4.1.2(4). Added a new policy to the end of Sub-Section 6.2.1, new policy number 4 in an effort to retain content that would have otherwise been lost from the deletion of 6.2.3(1).
6.6 – Special Districts
Edits made to the policy reference numbers to ensure the new special district categories, that have been introduced, can be numerically referenced. This resulted in changes to the What We Want To Achieve Box as well.
Section 13 - Definitions
Remove the definition for ‘single loaded corridor’ due to the deletion of Sub-Section 6.2.3 which was the only reference to this term throughout the Plan.
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