Plan Conforms with Ontario Growth Plan
BRAMPTON, ON. (June 27, 2012) The Region of Peel has received approval from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for Regional Official Plan Amendment number 24 (ROPA 24). The approval was accomplished by an all party settlement, rather than a contested hearing.
“ROPA 24 approval from the OMB allows the Region of Peel to plan for a rapidly growing and changing community at a managed pace,” said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. “The Region stays committed to making Peel a vibrant and culturally diverse community where residents and businesses thrive and succeed.”
ROPA 24 brings the Regional Official Plan (ROP) into conformity with the province’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, Provincial Policy Statement and other provincial plans. The Growth Plan outlines the Ontario government’s vision for building strong, prosperous communities by managing growth to 2031. It contains policies that will create compact, vibrant and complete communities while managing growth to support a strong economy.
ROPA 24 was adopted by Regional Council in April 2010 after extensive public consultations, numerous workshops and working closely with the Ontario government and area municipal partners.
“Approval of ROPA 24 was the result of dedicated efforts on the part of all government parties to seek resolution of the OMB appeal and to ensure that Peel region can continue to grow and prosper,” said Arvin Prasad, Director of Integrated Planning, Region of Peel. “The Province’s efforts were instrumental to achieving success throughout the process.”
Regional Official Plan Number 24 (ROPA 24) includes the following amendments:
- Updated population and employment numbers for Peel Region to 2031 (population of 1,640,000 and employment of 870,000 by 2031)
- Growth management policies (including minimum density standards and intensification targets)
- Allocation of population, household and employment forecasts to the area municipalities
- Policies for protection of employment areas
- Protection of the Greenbelt in Peel
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 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.