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Wildland fires

Policies in the Regional Official Plan related to natural hazards 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.

Email Regional Planning and Growth Management to join our notification list, and stay up to date on the new RPOP.

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.

The new Region of Peel Official Plan policies:

Supporting documents

Wildland fire discussion paper (PDF)
Wildland fire fact sheet (PDF)

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4350.