Environmental planning

Environmental planning committees

Environmental assessments and studies

View environmental assessments and studies

Guidelines for developers

In addition to environmental planning policies set out in Guelph’s Official Plan, please consider the following when preparing a development application.

Guidelines for Environmental Impact Studies

Trees and urban forest

Learn more about Guelph’s Urban Forest Management Plan, Tree Bylaw, tree removal permits, and more at guelph.ca/trees.

Contact an environmental planner


Learn more about Guelph’s environmental plans and programs at guelph.ca/environment

Related resources


Guelph, is taking action to restore local brownfields to create healthy, attractive and thriving neighbourhoods. Learn more at guelph.ca/brownfields.

Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan


Guelph is planning to use less energy in 25 years than we do today. Learn more at guelph.ca/energy.

Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative


Guelph has the highest waste diversion rate in the province. Our goal is to keep 70% of our waste out of the landfill by 2021. Learn more about Guelph’s garbage, recycling, composting and other waste management programs, standards and bylaws at guelph.ca/waste

Water and waste water

Guelph is a groundwater community, and we’re serious about protecting and conserving Guelph’s water supply. Learn more at guelph.ca/water.