The Greenlands System in Peel comprises features (such as rivers and forests) and the surrounding areas that link together and support them.
Peel 2051 updates
On April 28, 2022, Regional Council passed By-law 20-2022 to adopt the new Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP), which is currently awaiting Provincial approval. Download the new RPOP on our Draft policies and mapping page.
Email Regional Planning and Growth Management to join our notification list, and stay up to date on the new RPOP.
This connected natural system provides natural services such as clean water and air, habitat for plants and animals, as well as cultural, recreational and health benefits.
Through Peel 2051: Regional Official Plan Review, the goals of the Greenlands System policy review are to:
- Ensure conformity with Provincial Policy Statement (PPS);
- Identify actions that are needed to achieve the Region's natural heritage objectives; and
- Develop a Greenlands System Strategy to update the Region's natural heritage system policies and identify a Regional Natural Heritage System.
The Region and its partners work together to protect, restore and enhance natural areas. Regional staff will continue to work with the area municipalities, province, conservation authorities and other organizations on this review and update of the Regional Official Plan.
Greenlands System Related Council & Committee Reports and Presentation
Updates on items related to the Greenlands System 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:
- Greenlands discussion paper (PDF)
- Greenlands system fact sheet (PDF)
- Peel Regional NHS Integration Project (PDF)
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4266.
- 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