The Planning Department advises County Council on all planning matters. In addition, the Department provides resources and information to other departments, local municipalities. The Department is generally not engaged in local planning activities except as a commenting agency and as the Approval Authority for Official Plans and Plans of Subdivision / Condominium. The Department does; however, provide local planning advisory services to the Municipality of Middlesex Centre, the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, the Municipality of Thames Centre, and the Township of Lucan Biddulph. The first point of contact for development inquires generally remains with the local municipality.

The Planning & Economic Development department provides many services and is involved in many initiatives including:


Quick Facts 2006 2011
Population 68,917 70,903
Numbers of Households 24, 560 25,860
Land Area 2824.09 sq km

Source - 2011 Census - Stats Canada
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QUICK FACTS 2001 2006
Labour Force 36,690 39,480
Participation Rate 72.6% 72.7%
Unemployment 4.05% 3.9%
Median Household Income (incl London) $47,985 $55,435

Source - 2006 Census - Stats Canada


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