Aggregates resources and excess soil
We’re reviewing Regional Official Plan mineral aggregates resources and excess soil management policies.
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Public open houses were held online for growth related focus area draft policies and settlement area boundary draft technical studies between September 21st through October 1st.
Due to Covid-19 related restrictions, the public joined various online forums to learn about the proposed policy changes and engage with staff. Past consultation materials can be found under Upcoming Consultations.
An aggregate is the technical name for sand, gravel or crushed stone used in construction.
Peel’s aggregate resource base is made up of loose sands and gravels, shale, sandstone and dolostone. We use aggregate to build roads, infrastructure and homes.
High Potential Mineral Aggregate Resource Areas (HPMARA) are areas the Region has identified as likely having mineral aggregate resources.
We’re committed to:
- Identifying and protecting Peel’s HPMARA.
- Supporting the rehabilitation of extraction sites.
- Protecting Peel’s communities from the possible harmful impacts of removing aggregate.
Our Regional Official Plan recognizes mineral aggregates resources as an important part of Peel’s economy.
As part of the Peel 2041: Regional Official Plan Review, we’re reviewing aggregates resource policies and mapping to:
- Ensure Peel’s policies align with provincial policies.
- Update HPMARA mapping to show new provincial bedrock mapping and constraints.
- Update our policies for aggregates recycling and excess soils.
We’re working with partners and stakeholders to acknowledge aggregate resources as a contributor to Peel’s economy while protecting Peel’s communities.
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4350.
- Age-friendly planning
- Aggregates resources and excess soil
- Agriculture and rural systems
- Climate change
- Greenlands system
- Growth management
- Health and the built environment
- Major transit station areas
- Other focus areas (including cultural heritage, Indigenous engagement and waste management)
- Provincial Greenbelt plans (including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan)
- Settlement area boundary expansion
- Wildland fires
- Water resources