Township of Zorra
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Township of Zorra

Planning Services are provided by the Office of Community and Strategic Planning under the Clerk’s Department at the County of Oxford.  A Planner is assigned to the Township and is responsible for providing professional planning advice and recommendations on all types of planning applications, including:

  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Zone Change Amendments
  • Consents (Severance)
  • Draft Plans of Subdivision
  • Site Plan Control
  • Minor Variances

The Township’s Planner is Adam Ager and he holds weekly office hours at the Municipal office as well at at the County of Oxford. Adam can be reached at the Township office at 519-485-2490 ext 237 or at the County of Oxford at 519-539-9800 ext 3207.

For further information on planning services, please visit the County of Oxford, Office of Community and Strategic Planning website.

Review the Planning fees for Oxford County.

The design guidelines and associated recommendations in this document are the result of a study completed by MHBC Planning on behalf of the Township of Zorra and County of Oxford. The purpose for developing the guidelines was to establish comprehensive design direction and related implementation guidance for the Township of Zorra to assist in:

• the implementation of Provincial and Official Plan policies relating to such matters as the promotion of efficient land use and development patterns, the creation of strong, liveable and healthy communities and the protection of the environment and public health and safety; and

• achieving a high quality standard of urban design throughout the Township.

You can download the Design Guidelines here (warning - large file size).  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this document, please contact the Township office at 519-485-2490.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has developed a series of Citizen Guides to Land-Use Planning.  These guides are user-friendly and provide helpful information about Ontario's planning system.  You can view or download copies of the guides here.
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The primary purpose of this exercise is to develop a community/urban design policy framework and overall implementation strategy for the County and eight Area Municipalities that can be considered as part of the current 5 year Official Plan review process. 

Please visit the Oxford County Website for more information.