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Notice of Public Meeting and Open Houses

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel will hold a statutory public meeting and open houses, pursuant to Sections 3(15), 5 and 6 of the Ontario Regulation 543/06; Sections 26(3), 17(15) and 17(16) of the Ontario Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, as amended, to discuss draft Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 22. ROPA 22 proposes new transportation policies for the Regional Official Plan that may be required as part of the five-year Peel Region Official Plan Review.

Open Houses

The Region of Peel will be conducting three open houses that will provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions of staff and learn about draft ROPA 22, pertaining to proposed new transportation policies in the Regional Official Plan. The dates for the open houses are as follows:

Monday, April 27, 2009 from 6- 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Caledon Community Complex
6215 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON L7C 1J7

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 6- 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Century Gardens Recreation Centre
340 Vodden St. E.
Brampton, ON L6V 2N2

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 6- 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
City of Mississauga Central Library Atrium
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3

Public Meeting

In addition to the three open houses, a statutory public meeting will also be held by Regional Council on:

Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 9:30 am
Council Chambers
10 Peel Centre Dr., 5th Fl., Suite A
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9

Please note that Council will not be making a decision at this meeting; however, comments on the proposed draft ROPA 22 will be received.

The purpose and effect of the draft ROPA is to consider policy revisions to the Regional Official Plan as it relates to transportation and whether the current Official Plan policies and proposed new policies conform to all of the current provincial plans, policies and legislation.

The lands to which the potential Official Plan revisions apply are the entire Region of Peel.

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or provide written or verbal representation on draft ROPA 22. If you wish to speak at the public meeting or provide written comments on the draft ROPA, please contact the Office of the Regional Clerk, no later than April 30, 2009 at:

Deputy Clerk
Regional Municipality of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., 5th Fl., Suite A
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 4526
Fax: 905-791-1693
regional.clerk@peelregion.ca

If you wish to be notified of future adoption of amendments of the Regional Official Plan, you must make a written request to the Office of the Regional Clerk at the above address.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Regional Council to the Ontario Municipal Board. Also, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional Information:
To obtain a copy of the Regional Official Plan, please visit www.peelregion.ca/planning.

To obtain copies of the draft Regional Official Plan Amendment on proposed policy updates related to transportation, please contact the Office of the Regional Clerk by e-mail at regional.clerk@peelregion.ca or by phone at 905-791-7800, ext. 4526. Copies are also available at the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services department, 10 Peel Centre Dr., 6th Fl., Suite A during office hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For further information on the Peel Region Official Plan Review please visit www.peelregion.ca/officialplan or contact Tom AppaRao, Director of Transportation Planning at 905-791-7800, ext. 4100.

Revised: Thursday April 09 2009

www.peelregion.ca

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