Official Plan – Town of Souris

The first Official Plan for the Town of Souris was prepared in 1993. Prior to that date development was controlled under a development bylaw passed under the Town Act in 1980. This document represents the results of the 2022-2023 review of the Souris Official Plan and together with any Appendices or Amendments constitutes the Official Plan for the Town of Souris, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Town.’ This process was led by Registered
Professional Planners under SJ Murphy Planning & Consulting.

The Official Plan for the Town is a formalized statement of Goals, Objectives, Policies and Plan Actions approved by Town Council concerning the nature, extent and pattern of land use and development within the Town until the year 2038. The Town’s Goals as set out in the Official Plan indicate overall policy direction while the Objectives and Policies deal with specific topics and issues. Plan Actions are statements indicating specific initiatives or directions which will be undertaken to implement the Official Plan’s Policies and Objectives.
The Official Plan guides the physical, social and economic development of the Town. It provides the policy framework for the Town of Souris’s Land Use Bylaw, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Bylaw’, and policy direction for Council’s actions in relation to: economic development initiatives; public works; social programs; municipal services; environmental standards; and fiscal management.

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