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Growth Management Strategy

Regional Council has directed staff to undertake a new, collaborative approach to plan and manage growth. This approach includes engaging the local municipalities and the development industry in exploring alternative infrastructure financing options to inform the next Development Charges By-Law update. Based on this direction specific strategies are being developed for a collaborative approach to planning, servicing and financing growth to 2041.

A set of principles for allocating growth to help plan for complete and healthy communities was previously provided to the Region of Peel Growth Management Committee (the Committee). The principles are:

  • Efficient utilization of existing and planned Regional infrastructure
  • Support “growth pays for growth” to minimize financial impacts to existing residents and businesses
  • Protection of environmental and agricultural resources
  • Densities that support transit, affordable housing and complete communities
  • Planning for a range of employment over the long-term to adjust to market cycles.

An overview report, "Peel Growth Management Strategy Overview Report, an Integrated Approach to Managing Growth to 2041", was received by Regional Council on October 26, 2017. The report provides an update on the results of the Growth Management Program established to implement an integrated approach to planning, servicing and financing growth in consultation with key stakeholders including local municipalities and representatives of the building industry. Other reports related to Growth Management received by Regional Council on October 26, 2017 include:

The integrated approach among disciplines in consultation with stakeholders has also resulted in a comprehensive framework for managing growth in Peel to 2041 involving Official Plan updates (Growth Management and Transportation), water and wastewater planning and servicing, and financial and policy inputs to the next development charges by-law update.

The Previous reports and supporting documents can be found below:

For more information, email the Principal Planner or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4037.


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