Norfolk County Council has approved a major expansion by Titan Trailers, including a 92,000-square-foot finishing plant for its transport trailer manufacturing business. About 50 additional workers will be needed for this new operation.
Norfolk County Community Planning staff brought the combined Official Plan Amendment (OPA), Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA), Site Plan application and Consent application for development and expansion of the Titan Trailers operation to Council on April 11, 2017. The applications are outlined as follows:
- An OPA to place a site-specific Agricultural policy on the subject lands. The amendment will be an extension of the existing Site Specific policy on the main Titan Trailers property (188.8.131.52), and permit industrial uses on the subject lands.
- A ZBA to rezone the lands from “Agriculture (A)” to “General Industrial (MG)” to permit the use.
- Site Plan application to review the technical details and design of the development for a new finishing plant facility for Titan Trailers with a ground floor area of 8,547 square metres (92,000 square feet), with associated parking, landscape and storage.
- A Consent application to sever a 1.55 hectare (3.8 acre) parcel from the adjacent property (also owned by Titan Trailers – Parcel 1 and 2) and add it to the lands identified as Parcel 3.