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Agriculture and rural systems

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

Notice of Decision – Approval of the Region of Peel Official Plan

On November 4, 2022, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a decision to approve the new Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP) with 44 modifications. Download the Notice of Decision. Learn more about the Notice of Decision.

The new RPOP, as modified, came into effect as of November 4, 2022, replacing the previous Region of Peel Official Plan. The Minister's decision is final and there are no appeals.

A new version of the RPOP is being prepared to include the Minister's modifications and will be posted to the Download the Peel Regional Official Plan page.

Regional Council Adoption of the new Region of Peel Official Plan

Regional Council passed By-law 20-2022 to adopt the new RPOP on April 28, 2022. Download the Council Adopted RPOP on our Draft policies and mapping page.

The Council Adopted RPOP was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval.

Email Regional Planning and Growth Management to join our notification list, and stay up to date on the new RPOP.

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.

The new Region of Peel Official Plan policies:

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.

The new Region of Peel Official Plan policies:

Agriculture and Rural Systems Related Council & Committee Reports and Presentation

Updates on items related to the Agriculture and Rural Systems focus area were 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.