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Agriculture and rural systems

We are reviewing and updating the agricultural and rural areas policies in the Regional Official Plan.

Peel 2051 Draft MCR ROPA

On September 23, 2021 Regional Council endorsed proceeding to statutory open houses and public meeting. Please visit Upcoming Consultations for more info. The latest draft policies and mapping are available on the Draft policies and mapping page. Planning & Growth Management Committee will be meeting October 7, 2021. Please visit the Reading Room for access to materials.

Peel 2051 Community Survey

We want to hear from you. Complete this short survey to share your input on the future of Peel Region.

Email Regional Planning and Growth Management to join our notification list, stay up to date on the latest updates, upcoming meetings, and submit comments.

About agriculture system policies

Agriculture plays a significant role in:

In 2017, Provincial planning policy strengthened support for agriculture and incorporated an Agricultural System approach.

In 2018 the Province released agricultural land base mapping for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, implementing the Agricultural System approach and identifying prime agricultural areas for protection.

Peel 2051 proposed policies would:

The proposed food and organic wastes policies included in the first draft of the Agricultural System policies have been moved to the Waste Management Section of the Plan.

About rural system policies

Rural Peel is important to Peel's economy, environmental health, sustainability and quality of life.

Peel 2051 proposed policies would:

Agriculture and Rural Systems Related Council & Committee Reports and Presentation

Updates on items related to the Agriculture and Rural Systems Focus Area have been provided to Regional Council and the Planning and Growth Management Committee (PGMC) throughout 2021. These reports and presentations are provided for reference below:

Supporting documents

The following technical studies were conducted in partnership with the Town of Caledon and involved extensive stakeholder consultation:

For more information, email Regional Planning or call 437-239-7516.