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Growth Management Strategy

Regional Council has directed staff to undertake a new, collaborative approach to plan and manage growth in Peel. Based on this direction, innovative strategies are being developed for planning, servicing and financing growth to 2041, including engaging the local municipalities and the development industry.

Peel's Growth Management Committee is working with these principles to plan for complete and healthy communities:

  • efficiently using existing and planned Regional infrastructure
  • supporting growth pays for growth to minimize financial impacts to existing residents and businesses
  • protecting environmental and agricultural resources
  • creating densities that support transit, affordable housing and complete communities
  • planning for a range of employment over the long-term to adjust to market cycles.

This integrated approach has resulted in a comprehensive framework that includes Official Plan updates (Growth Management and Transportation), water and wastewater planning and servicing, and financial and policy inputs to the next development charges by-law update.

Regional Council received the Peel Growth Management Strategy Overview Report, an Integrated Approach to Managing Growth to 2041 on October 26, 2017. The report provides an update on the results of the Growth Management Program, including the Growth Management Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA). View comments informing the growth management work and considered prior to the draft ROPA.

As part of the Growth Management Strategy, the Region is also undertaking a coordinated approach to planning for employment in Peel. Two discussion papers - Employment Strategy Discussion Paper and Transportation Strategies to Support Employment Growth outline strategies to achieve our employment growth forecasts and how employment growth can be supported by transportation planning.

On April 26, 2018, Regional Council received an update on the Growth Management Strategy following the cancellation of the GTA West Corridor and the release of Provincial guidance materials on the Municipal Comprehensive Review process (PDF).

Regional Council received these reports related to Growth Management on April 26, 2018:

On May 7, 2018 the Province released draft guidance documents on the Application of Intensification and Density Targets and the Municipal Comprehensive Review Process to assist municipalities with implementing the Growth Plan, 2017. In response to the draft guidance documents, the Region of Peel submitted comments to the Province on June 19, 2018.

Previous reports and supporting documents can be found below:

Staff Report, October 26, 2017

Water and Wastewater Planning and Servicing Growth to 2041 (PDF)

Transportation Planning and Servicing Growth to 2041 (PDF)

Financial Policy & Technical Inputs for 2041 Growth Based Development Charges By-law Update (PDF)

Staff Report, May 2017 (PDF)

Staff Report, January, 2017 (PDF)

Staff Report, March 2016 (PDF)

For more information, email planpeel@peelregion.ca


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