OPA & Zoning

Official Plan & Zoning By-law

Welland Official Plan

Welland’s Official Plan was adopted by City Council on May 4, 2010. It is a “living document” that defines the community’s vision for long-term growth and development of the City. The plan contains goals, objectives, and policies to guide growth and development in a direction that is sustainable, responsible, and efficient.

More information on the Official Plan can be found on the City of Welland’s Official Plan webpage.


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Comprehensive Zoning By-law

The City of Welland has developed and approved a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law with the goal of creating a single and progressive regulatory document which appropriately implements Provincial, Regional and Local policies.

Zoning By-law Amendment

If you want to use or develop your property in a way that is not allowed by the zoning by-law, you may apply for a zoning change, also known as a zoning by-law amendment or a rezoning. The change will only be considered by council if the new use is allowed by the official plan. To aid you through the process the City offers a free Preliminary Consultation Service.

More information on the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law can be found on the City of Welland’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law webpage.


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