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Notice of Public Meeting

Open Houses and Study Commencement

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel will hold statutory public open houses and a public meeting, 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 Amendment (ROPA) 26. ROPA 26 contains proposed policies on incentives for intensification, human made hazards, petroleum resources, natural hazards, compatible active recreation and transportation policies and figures for the Regional Official Plan.

In support of the transportation component of the ROPA 26, the Region has commenced an update of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to identify transportation challenges and mitigating solutions. In addition, the LRTP is implemented through an open public process at the public open houses in accordance with the requirements of Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process (October 2000 as amended in 2007), which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act, so that the study results can serve as direct input to any subsequent EA studies that may be deemed appropriate.

Open Houses
The Region of Peel will be conducting three open houses for ROPA 26 and LRTP. The open houses will provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions of staff, learn about draft ROPA 26 and provide input. Information collected at the open houses will be considered by Regional staff in making recommendations to Regional Council on the amendment.

Town of Caledon
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Caledon Community Complex
Hall B
6215 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON

City of Mississauga
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Central Library Atrium
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W
Mississauga, ON

City of Brampton
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Century Gardens Recreation Centre Atrium
340 Vodden Street East
Brampton, ON

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

ROPA 26 Public Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Council Chamber, 5th Floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Dr. Suite A
Brampton, ON

Please note that Council will not be making a decision to adopt ROPA 26 at the public meeting. However, comments on the proposed draft ROPA 26 will be received.

The purpose and effect of the draft ROPA 26 is to consider policy revisions/additions to the Regional Official Plan as it relates to incentives for intensification, human made hazards, petroleum resources, natural hazards, compatible active recreation and transportation policies and figures, 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 ROPA 26. 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 October 6, 2011.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, please make a written request to the Office of the Regional Clerk at the following address:

Carol Reid, Regional Clerk
Regional Municipality of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., 5th Fl., Suite A
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 4325
Fax: 905-791-1693

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Region of 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 ROPA 26, please contact the Integrated Planning Division at PlanningInfo@peelregion.ca or by phone at 905-791-7800 ext. 4347.
Copies are also available at the Integrated Planning Division, 10 Peel Centre Dr., 6th Fl., Suite A, 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 Integrated Planning Division at 905-791-7800, ext. 4251.


*Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This notice first issued on August 17, 2011.

evised: Wednesday August 17 2011


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