Provincial Greenbelt plans
Including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment 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.
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Many of Canada's most significant natural environments and scenic landscapes – including the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment – are in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
These environments and landscapes provide:
- drinking water
- habitat for animals and plants
- recreational opportunities
- fertile soil for farming
The Province updated its 3 Greenbelt Plans in 2017. In keeping with these updates, we outlined proposed policy options in 3 discussion papers to ensure Regional compliance.
The new Region of Peel Official Plan policies:
- lessen the encroachment of urban development;
- ensure that the agricultural land base and significant landscapes, ecological and hydrological features and functions surrounding the Greater Golden Horseshoe are protected;
- revise and introduce new mapping to reflect updates to the provincial plans; and,
- direct local municipalities in protecting agricultural lands, enhancing natural features and areas, preserving cultural heritage and supporting recreation.
- Greenbelt Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Niagara Escarpment Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Provincial greenbelt plans fact sheet (PDF)
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 1173.
- 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, and rural settlement boundary refinement)
- Provincial Greenbelt plans (including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan)
- Settlement area boundary expansion
- Wildland fires
- Water resources