The Region Official Plan (ROP) is a long-term plan used to assist the Region in managing growth and development. The main purpose of the Plan is to:
- Provide Regional Council with a long-term regional strategic policy framework for guiding growth and development in Peel while having regard for protecting the environment, managing the renewable and non-renewable resources, and outlining a regional structure that manages this growth within Peel in the most efficient manner.
- Interpret and apply the intent of Provincial legislation and polices within a Regional context using the authority delegated or assigned to the Region from the Government of Ontario.
The ROP was adopted by Council on July 11, 1996 and approved with modifications by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on October 22, 1996. As required by the Planning Act, a municipality will revise its Official Plan every five years to ensure that it conforms to provincial plans; takes into account matters of provincial interest; and is consistent with policy statements issued under the Act.
The Region of Peel recently completed the Peel Region Official Plan Review to bring its Official Plan policies into conformity with provincial requirements.