Policies in the Regional Official Plan related to the larger theme of climate change are being reviewed.
Have your say
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.
Hotter drier summers, wetter winters and more extreme weather events are predicted to occur more frequently in Peel.
These changes are expected to impact:
- built environment
- human health
- local economy
As Peel's population grows, more people will be exposed to risks and vulnerabilities caused by our changing climate.
Climate Change discussion paper:
- Provides a background on the impacts, risks and susceptibilities caused by our changing climate.
- Outlines the legislation, proposed policy options and suggested land-use planning tools under consideration for our updated Official Plan. These options and tools can help the Region adapt to and lessen the effects of climate change to create a strong, vibrant, resilient community.
Peel 2041 proposed policies would:
- put provincial policy into effect to reduce emissions in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate;
- incorporate climate change policies in key areas throughout the Regional Official Plan; and
- support the Region and local municipalities in developing healthy and sustainable communities.
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 8470.
- 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