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Agriculture and rural systems

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

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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.

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 2041 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 2041 proposed policies would:

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 (905) 791-7800 ext. 8470.