Policies in the Regional Official Plan related to natural hazards are being reviewed and updated.
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.
Wildland fires are fires that burn in treed or forested areas.
Wildland fires can help natural ecosystems renew and stay healthy. But wildland fires near developed communities can cause property damage. They can also affect our health and safety.
The wildland fire discussion paper provides information on the Province's policy for wildland fire hazards.
Peel 2041 proposed policies would:
- require that new developments be appropriately designed or built far away from areas at risk of wildland fires; and,
- introduce policies and mapping to ensure wildland fire mitigation measures are in place.
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)
- Provincial Greenbelt plans (including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan)
- Settlement area boundary expansion
- Wildland fires
- Water resources