Other supporting policy and mapping updates
Waste management, cultural heritage, Indigenous engagement and rural settlement area boundary refinement
Following our review of Provincial plans, legislation, policy direction and Regional strategies, we identified other supporting policy and mapping updates.
These other focus areas — waste management, cultural heritage, and Indigenous engagement — required changes to Region of Peel Official Plan policies to stay consistent and conform to Provincial plans and legislation. The rural settlement area boundary refinement process is being completed to inform and support updated mapping in the new Regional Official Plan.
The Region worked with the Town of Caledon to review and confirm, where appropriate, the boundaries of minor urban centres, hamlets and villages identified in the Regional and Town Official Plans. This work helped inform ongoing studies as part of the Peel 2051 process and provided a basis for updated mapping of rural settlement area boundaries in the Regional and Town Official Plans.
The rural settlement area boundary refinement fact sheet and maps below provide the details and results of the boundary refinement process for each of the rural settlements in the Town of Caledon which provided a basis for informing and supporting the Region and Town’s Official Plan review process.
- Rural settlement area boundary refinement review report
- Rural settlement area boundary refinement fact sheet
- Caledon East Settlement Area (part of Urban System)
- Caledon Village
- Campbell's Cross
- Mono Mills
- Mono Road
- Terra Cotta
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 1173.
Waste management policies are in place to provide cost-effective, environmentally responsible waste management services to Peel’s residents, eligible small businesses and municipal and institutional facilities.
Waste management policies in the Regional Official Plan reflect regional strategies, provincial waste legislation and policies including the Waste Free Ontario Act and Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act.
Policy outcomes will include:
- Providing cost-effective, efficient, environmentally responsible waste management services.
- Conforming to the Roadmap to a Circular Economy – the Region’s long-term waste management strategy – and provincial direction to design and deliver waste management services that reduce the negative impacts of waste.
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 7085.
Cultural heritage resources and archaeological resources are non-renewable. They provide an important link to Peel’s history and culture.
Indigenous peoples have a unique relationship with the land and its resources. We updated the Official Plan to better recognize their heritage, treaty rights and unique relationship to Peel’s land and resources.
- Updating and adding various definitions related to cultural heritage policies, such as built heritage resources and areas of archaeological potential.
- Conserving and promoting cultural heritage and archaeological resources to support the wellbeing of all communities, including Indigenous communities.
- Improving connections in policy between Indigenous communities, cultural heritage and archaeological resources.
- Strengthening engagement and coordination policies.
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4364.
- 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