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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 statutory public meetings 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 Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, as amended, to discuss draft Regional Official Plan Amendments (ROPAs) 23 and 24. ROPA 23 contains proposed policies on regional housing, and ROPA 24 contains proposed policies on growth management, employment lands and greenbelt conformity, 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 for ROPAs 23 and 24. The open houses will provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions of staff, learn about draft ROPAs 23 and 24 and provide input.

City of Mississauga
Tuesday, Sept. 8
7 - 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
City of Mississauga, Great Hall
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
City of Brampton
Wednesday, Sept. 9
7 - 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
City of Brampton,Lobby
2 Wellington St. W.
Brampton, ON
Town of Caledon
Thursday, Sept. 10,
7 - 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Caledon Community Complex
6215 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON

Public Meetings
In addition to the open houses, two statutory public meetings will also be held at Regional Council:

ROPA 23 Public Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 17
9:30 a.m.
Council Chamber, 5th Fl.
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A
Brampton, ON
ROPA 24 Public Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 8
9:30 a.m.
Council Chamber, 5th Fl.
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A
Brampton, ON

Please note that Council will not be making a decision to adopt ROPAs 23 or 24 at the public meetings. However, comments on proposed draft ROPAs 23 and 24 will be received.

The purpose and effect of the draft ROPAs are to consider policy revisions to the Regional Official Plan as it relates to regional housing (ROPA 23), growth management, greenbelt conformity and employment lands (ROPA 24), and whether these proposed 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 the draft ROPAs 23 and 24. If you wish to speak at a public meeting or provide written comments on a draft ROPA, please contact the Office of the Regional Clerk no later than Sept. 10, 2009 for ROPA 23, and no later than Sept. 30, 2009 for ROPA 24:

Jeff Payne, 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, please 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 Peel 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, visit www.peelregion.ca/officialplan.

To obtain copies of draft ROPAs 23 and 24, please contact the Office of the Regional Clerk 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., Suite A, 6th Fl. during business hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the Peel Region Official Plan, visit www.peelregion.ca/officialplan, or contact Arvin Prasad, Director of Planning Policy and Research at 905-791-7800, ext. 4251.

Revised: Friday August 21 2009

www.peelregion.ca

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