Environmental planning

One of Guelph’s most valuable assets is our natural heritage system—a network of rivers, streams, woodlands, wetlands, meadows and wildlife habitats.

Restoring and strengthening Guelph’s natural heritage system

Guelph uses an environment-first approach to city planning and development. This approach reflects community values, and supports the goals set out in Guelph’s Strategic Plan and Official Plan.

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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. 

For more information

519-837-5616 
planning@guelph.ca 
guelph.ca/environment