Public Consultations

Upcoming Public Consultations

Development Charges By-Law

The County is working with Watson and Associates to create the new development charges by-law. The consulting firm has written a draft background study. The background study documents the anticipated development, increase in needs for services, capital cost estimates, and policies for imposing the charges.

The County of Prince Edward is hosting public consultations for the new development charges by-law:

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 
Wellington and District Community Centre – Rotary Hall
111 Belleville Street, Wellington, Ontario

• 10 am – Consultation with developers
• 2 pm – Consultation with agriculture and affordable housing stakeholders, and campground and trailer park owners and operators. 

The sessions will provide more information about the study's recommendations. County staff and representatives from Watson and Associates will be available to answer questions.

Watson and Associates has prepared several summaries of the current development charges policies and the proposed changes in the development charges background study.

Development Charges Summary for Agriculture Stakeholders

Development Charges Summary for Affordable Housing Stakeholders

Development Charges Summary for Campground and Trailer Park Owners and Operators

More information: Contact Amanda Carter, Director of Finance, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1502 or


Past Public Consultations

Below you will find information relating to recently held public consultations and projects undergoing development and still open for comment. 

Picton Heights Reservoir Watermain Improvements

The County of Prince Edward hosted an open house regarding the Picton Heights Reservoir Watermain Improvement project on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. 

The County is planning for watermain improvements along Union Street, Church Street, Old Church Street, and County Road 22 in the Town of Picton. The goals of this project are to improve the security of supply to the Picton Heights Reservoir by twinning the watermain and replacing existing watermains that are near the end of their life or that need to be upsized. There will also be an illuminated sidewalk constructed along a portion of the watermain routing from London Avenue to Union Street. Construction is scheduled for January to July 2018.

The open house provided information about the project scope, schedule, and construction impacts. County staff and the design team attended the meeting to answer questions.

Open House Panels for Picton Heights Reservoir Watermain Improvement project

Comment Sheet for Picton Heights Reservoir Watermain Improvement project

More information: Contact Garrett Osborne, Development Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2002 or

Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) Consultations

Open houses to present the latest draft map for the designation of Prime Agricultural Areas and Rural Lands in the draft Official Plan were held in Picton on Monday, Oct. 30 and in Ameliasburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The open house presented revisions made to the previous draft map based on:

• Community feedback received during the second open house, held in Picton and Ameliasburgh on Feb. 6, 2017

• New data that complement the data used to produce the previous map

• Feedback from the Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) Steering Committee on the latest draft map, published in October 2017

If you were unable to attend an open house, you can view the LEAR open house presentation as well as the Draft Map for Designation of Prime Agricultural Areas and Rural Lands.  

More information: Contact Paul Walsh, Manager of Planning, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2025 or