• MHBC has been retained by the Township of Zorra to prepare design guidelines.  The purpose of the design guidelines is to guide new development within the Township, with a focus on the two serviced Villages, Embro and Thamesford.
  • The County is working on an Official Plan update.  As part of the Township’s study we will recommend new design policies that may be incorporated into the updated Official Plan.
  • Contacts: Bernie Hermsen and Andrea Dionne

The design guidelines and associated recommendations in this document are the result of a study completed by MHBC Planning on behalf of the Township of Zorra and County of Oxford. The purpose for developing the guidelines was to establish comprehensive design direction and related implementation guidance for the Township of Zorra to assist in:

• the implementation of Provincial and Official Plan policies relating to such matters as the promotion of efficient land use and development patterns, the creation of strong, livable and healthy communities and the protection of the environment and public health and safety; and

• achieving a high quality standard of urban design throughout the Township.

Click here to review the Final Design Guidelines (warning - large file size). 

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this document, please contact the Township office at 519-485-2490.