BRAMPTON, ON. (June 18, 2010) – The Region of Peel has completed required updates and amendments to its Official Plan, which now includes leading-edge policies in a variety of focus areas, and conforms to provincial requirements identified in the Places to Grow Act, Greenbelt Plan and Provincial Policy Statement.
“The Peel Region Official Plan Review has been a significant process resulting in innovative policies that address the changing needs of our community,” says Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research. “Peel Region will experience unprecedented levels of growth over the next two decades, and our updated policies allow for sustainable development that will respect the environment while accommodating growing communities.”
Since the Peel Region Official Plan Review began in 2007, policy updates have focused on the following areas:
- Air Quality
- Employment Areas
- Greenbelt Conformity
- Managing Growth
- Performance Measurement
- Natural Heritage
- Integrated Waste Management
“Throughout the review, we encouraged residents and stakeholders across Peel to provide their input on the various focus areas by submitting comments on discussion papers and draft Regional Official Plan Amendments, and attending open houses and public meetings,” continues Prasad. “The passion, depth and quality of comments received helped shape the Official Plan, and the final result is something we can all be proud of.”
For more detailed summaries of the focus areas and amendments to the Regional Official Plan, visit www.peelregion.ca/officialplan.
The final, updated Official Plan is under review with the Government of Ontario. To download the latest Regional Official Plan approved by Regional Council, visit www.peelregion.ca/officialplan.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.