We’re reviewing the land use planning rules in the Cedar Hill and Schneider Creek neighbourhood. You can find everything related to this review on this page.

On this page:

  1. About the review
  2. Next steps
  3. Community engagement materials
  4. Existing secondary plan use and zoning
  5. Proposed official plan policies and land use
  6. Proposed zoning

About the review

The Cedar Hill and Schneider Creek neighbourhood planning review includes:

  • the existing Cedar Hill Secondary Plan area
  • part of the Mill Courtland-Woodside Park Secondary Plan area

This new area is proposed to become the new Cedar Hill and Schneider Creek Secondary Plan.

We shared these changes and guidelines in October 2019:

  • proposed official plan changes
  • proposed zoning bylaw changes
  • urban design guidelines

Background information:

Staff held a public meeting to get feedback from the community on December 9, 2019. No decisions were made at this meeting. We are analyzing and considering the input we got at the meeting to prepare recommendations for council.


Next steps

We are now in the “issues resolution” phase. After the public meeting on December 9, 2019, we received over 140 formal written or oral submissions.

We are reviewing all the submissions and will follow up with individuals and groups if further dialogue or meetings are needed to understand and resolve the issues.

Staff will also be responding to the submissions before making any recommendations to council. 

Regional Official Plan review

Since we started our neighbourhood planning reviews, the Region of Waterloo has started the review of their Official Plan. They are reviewing and analyzing land budget needs, intensification areas across the region, Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) boundaries and more. This review will inform the development of new or updated Regional Official Plan policies.

Before continuing with our neighbourhood planning reviews, we need to understand how MTSAs are planning to be implemented at the regional level in order to ensure our work will align with the regional review.

Revisions to Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Given the regional review, we expect that we will need to make changes to the proposed official plan and zoning bylaw amendments that were considered at the public meeting in December 2019.

If we make changes to the proposed amendments, we will schedule another public meeting to consider the changes. Subscribe to this page to get an email with details.


Community engagement materials

Here’s the information we shared with neighbourhood residents during our open houses:

Earlier community engagement

We held an open house to get feedback from the community on November 20, 2018. Use the links below to find information we presented at the open house:


Existing secondary plan land use and zoning


Proposed Official Plan policies and land use


Proposed zoning