Halton Region seeking community feedback on plans for mandated growth

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Published April 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Halton Region is seeking community feedback on plans for provincially mandated growth over the next 30 years.

The consultation period presents growth concepts that outline several ways the community could accommodate new residents and jobs and will run until May 28, 2021.

Comments will help to inform a review of the Regional Official Plan, which guides decisions on land use in the community.

“From new housing to transit networks and business areas, we are planning for mandated growth as more residents and businesses choose to call Halton home,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“By asking for the public’s feedback on what our community may look like in 10, 20 or 30 years, we can ensure planning decisions preserve our high quality of life and keep Halton a great place to live for our children and grandchildren.”

By the year 2051, the Province’s Growth Plan requires that Halton plan to accommodate 1.1 million people and 500,000 jobs.

Halton region’s review of its Regional Official Plan will ensure it is in alignment with Provincial policies as well as remaining responsive to changing social, economic, environmental and demographic conditions.

Each Growth Concept will help answer questions about the region’s future such as how quickly their community will grow and where the growth will take place.

Additionally, it will answer questions on whether there will be more apartments and condos or more single-family homes and where the majority of new jobs will be.

Halton has created a summary webpage and posted a discussion paper on its website to help residents learn more about the concepts under review.

The Region will develop a final preferred Growth Concept for the community based on the feedback received.

Feedback can be submitted by taking an online questionnaire or joining a virtual Public Information Centre.

For more information, visit halton.ca/ropr.

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