Plan Amherst, a project to update and renew the Town of Amherst’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land-Use Bylaw, was launched by the town on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
The 18-month-long project, led for the town by Upland Planning + Design, aims to ensure the two planning documents reflect the goals of the community.
The Municipal Planning Strategy is the town’s primary planning document. It establishes the vision, goals and polices for growth and development. The Land-Use Bylaw is a companion document that sets out various rules and regulations pertaining to development activities.
Together, they shape the community by determining what types of development can happen and where they may occur.
In order to ensure the documents work for the community, the town, through Upland, will work closely with residents, businesses and other community members during the coming months to determine their needs and aspirations for the future.
This collaborative community participation is essential, and there will be many opportunities for residents to contribute and share their thoughts, ideas and opinions over the course of the project, including:
Please visit https://www.planamherst.ca/ for more information about how you can stay up to date with the project. The Public Survey and Online Interactive Mapping Tool, which can be found on the website, are now live for residents to begin sharing their input.