Policies related to water resources are being reviewed and updated
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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Peel's water resources help sustain social, economic and environmental wellbeing. We updated the Region's Official Plan policies as best practice guidance and provincial policies for protecting water resources advance.
The new Region of Peel Official Plan:
- ensure consistency with provincial legislation;
- strengthen policy direction for stormwater management;
- provide policy direction for integrating watershed planning and growth management;
- direct local municipalities in identifying, protecting and enhancing water resources, features and areas; and,
- protect drinking water from land uses that may have negative impacts.
Water Resources - Related Council & Committee Reports and Presentation
An update related to the Water Resources focus area was provided to Regional Council and the Planning and Growth Management Committee (PGMC) in 2021. The report is provided for reference below:
- Roles and responsibilities discussion paper (PDF)
- Policy options discussion paper (PDF)
- Source protection plan implementation discussion paper (PDF)
- Water resources fact sheet (PDF)
- Peel Synthesis Report: Compilation of Conservation Authority Existing Watershed Plans and Related Studies (Part A)
- Peel Synthesis Report: Appendices (Part B)
- CTC Source Protection Region
- South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Water Protection
- Hamilton Halton Source Water Protection
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4350.
- 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