I get asked regularly about development opportunities on the Bruce Peninsula.  Most people are not happy with what I have to tell them…but please let me assure you I DO NOT make the rules.  I am, however, obligated to tell you what they are or to pass you on to the appropriate government bodies.  You need to do some additional research before making any plans to build anything other than a single family residence.

The rule is, you are allowed one residence per building lot, whether it’s a small lot in town or 100 acres.  So, if you are hoping to do certain types of developments in this County, you need to first speak to the County Planning Department.  I recommend that you ask for an “opinion” first (they don’t charge for that), if the opinion is positive, then move forward with applying for a zoning change.

Here’s a list of all of the County Planners:

Bruce Stickney


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David Smith

Senior Planner

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Heather James


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Jack Van Dorp


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Here’s the link to the County of Bruce Official Plan:

Good luck…call me to help you find the perfect property!

Watch for my next Blog on….

Buyer Representation–Commission Clause

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. Kathy Dimaline is a Real Estate Broker for RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc.  The comments on this Blog are the opinions, only, of Kathy Dimaline and do not constitute any legal advice or legal opinion and does not represent the interests or opinions of RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc., brokerage.

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