Updated Land Use Plans Are Official

It is Official.

ontariologoOntario has released four updated land use plans to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan are the latest step in the government's reform of Ontario's land use planning system.

In a media presentation held on May 18, Municipal Affairs Minister, Bill Mauro announced the release of the Four Land Use Plans.

Quick Facts
 The Greater Golden Horseshoe is forecasted to grow by approximately 4 million people over the next 25 years and will be home to more than 13.5 million people, working in 6.3 million jobs by 2041.

 The updated plans are the result of almost two years of consultation and study.

 The updated plans build on the Provincial Policy Statement to establish a unique land-use planning framework for the GGH that supports complete communities, a thriving economy, a clean and healthy environment and social equity.

 Other reforms to the land use planning system include releasing an updated 2014 Provincial Policy Statement, reforming the Planning Act and Development Charges Act through the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act and proposed reforms to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Background Information.

 

You may have some questions such as:

What do these land use plans do?

When will the updated plans take effect?

Won't the updated plans place a greater burdern on municipalities?

Without the OMB how do you expect to implement these plans?

Answers to these questions and more.

 

 (The information above are excerpts from public documents released by The Province of Ontario.)