From 2004 to 2009...
There were many opportunities for the public to comment at design workshops, sessions with Springwater Township Council, Planning Committee and staff, public open houses and public meetings regarding the Midhurst Secondary Plan.
Council decisions were made with advanced public notice, discussion and debate.
Springwater council members and staff have engaged the community over the years during the planning process for Midhurst.
The Province of Ontario approved the official plan of the then Township of Vespra which designated Midhurst as a Settlement Area. Then, in 1998, four years after the Township of Springwater was formed, Springwater’s Official Plan expanded the settlement area boundary for Midhurst. This was also noted in the County of Simcoe Official Plan. Both the Springwater and County Official Plans were approved by the province.
Growth and development in Ontario, (including Springwater and Midhurst) is governed and controlled by federal, provincial and municipal legislation. Developers must meet many benchmarks, conform with all laws, including environmental and planning standards, and follow an intensive process that is clearly outlined in legislation.