Regional Official Plan (ROP) Documents

Certain policies of the Halton Region Official Plan as amended by Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 (ROPA 38) are now in force and effect. The Ontario Municipal Board has issued four Orders (January 13, 2016 (PDF file),March 17, 2015 (PDF file), February 4, 2014 (PDF file) and October 2, 2014 (PDF file)) which confirm the approval of certain policies of the Halton Regional Official Plan. The Halton Region Official Plan Package (PDF file) contains the OMB Orders, a new Interim Office Consolidation of the Plan, and an explanation of how the Plan should be read.

Overview

The Regional Official Plan (ROP) is Halton’s guiding document for land use planning. It contains the goals, objectives, and policies that manage growth and direct physical change and its effects on the social, economic and natural environment of the Region.

The ROP is reviewed periodically to ensure that it remains responsive to Halton’s needs and the vision of Regional Council. The last review – called Sustainable Halton – was undertaken to update the Halton Region Official Plan [2006]. It culminated on December 16, 2009 with Regional Council unanimously adopting Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 (ROPA 38). In 2011, the Province modified and approved ROPA 38. This decision was subsequently appealed in its entirety to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The OMB hearing process to address the appeals began in mid-2012 and is currently ongoing.

On January 13, 2016, the OMB issued an Order confirming the approvals in principle it granted on May 7, 2015, May 19, 2015, June 15, 2015, and September 28, 2015. This is in addition to Orders dated March 17, 2015, October 2, 2014 and February 4, 2014.

Certain policies of the Regional Official Plan are now approved and in force as of the date set out in the OMB Order, subject to site specific or area specific matters. The new September 28, 2015 Interim Office Consolidation has been prepared to show those policies that are approved and in force as well as those policies that remain under appeal. For those policies that remain under appeal, the concurrent policies of the ROP [2006] continue to apply.

ROP Documents

If you require these documents in an alternate format, email accesshalton@halton.ca or dial 311.

The OMB issued Orders dated January 13, 2016 (PDF file), March 17, 2015 (PDF file), February 4, 2014 (PDF file) and October 2, 2014 (PDF file) confirming the approval, with modifications, of certain policies of the Regional Official Plan as modified by ROPA 38. A new Interim Office Consolidation of the Plan dated September 28, 2015 has been prepared to reflect these Orders. The September 28, 2015 Interim Office Consolidation identifies policies that are in force and effect and policies that remain under appeal in the following ways:

  • Policies Approved August 9, 2013 – Plain Text
  • Policies Approved October 21, 2013 – Plain Text in Orange Box
  • Policies Approved February 18, 2014 – Plain Text in Gold Box
  • Policies Approved November 28, 2014 – Plain Text in Green Box
  • Policies Approved May 7, 2015 – Plain Text in Purple Box
  • Policies Approved May 19, 2015 – Plain Text in Red Box
  • Policies Approved June 15, 2015 – Plain Text in Brown Box
  • Policies Approved September 28, 2015 – Plain Text in Blue Box
  • Policies Remaining Under Appeal – Grey Shaded Text
  • Policies Remaining Under Appeal on a Site of Area-Specific Basis – Identified on Schedule 4A/B to the latest OMB Order

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Note:

These maps may not apply to certain site/area-specific appeals. For accurate reference see Schedules 4A and 4B to the OMB Order issued January 13, 2016.

This Interim Office Consolidation was prepared for information purposes only to assist the reader. For accurate reference, the reader should consult the legal documents as approved by the Minister, the relevant decisions of the OMB, and other pertinent documentation that is retained by the Planning Services Division at the Regional Municipality of Halton.

Maps

Previous Consolidations

  • ROP [2009] – November 25, 2011 Interim Office Consolidation – As Modified & Approved by MMAH
  • ROP [2009] – December 16, 2009 Interim Office Consolidation – As Adopted by Regional Council
    • Between 2006 and 2009, a major review of the Regional Official Plan was undertaken. It culminated in the adoption of Regional Official Plan No. 38 (ROPA 38), “An Amendment to Incorporate the Results of Sustainable Halton, Official Plan Review Directions and Other Matters” by Regional Council on December 16, 2009. The ROP [2009] – December 16, 2009 Interim Office Consolidation (PDF file) was prepared to incorporate the amendment.
  • ROP [2006] – August 17, 2006 Office Consolidation – As Approved by the OMB
    • Between 2001 and 2004, a major review of the Regional Plan was undertaken. This culminated in the adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 25 (ROPA 25) “An Amendment to Incorporate Official Plan Review Directions and Related Matters” by Regional Council on June 23, 2004. The amendment was appealed and subsequently adjudicated at the OMB from April to August 2006, resulting in the ROP [2006] – August 17, 2006 Office Consolidation (PDF file). Parts of the ROP [2006] remain in full force and effect until such time that the ROP [2009] is approved in its entirety at the OMB.

Accessing the ROP

  • Digital copies of the Regional Official Plan are available above.
  • Print copies of the Regional Official Plan are available for purchase ($59.95, including tax) at our office located at 1075 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON view map (external link). Dial 311 for more information.