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Places to Grow Plan, the provincial growth plan, sets population and employment targets that Halton Region must plan to achieve. Specifically, we need to plan for a total of 780,000 people and 390,000 jobs by 2031. This requirement means that we need to plan for an additional 134,000 people and 54,000 jobs in the years 2021-2031.
Sustainable Halton is Halton Region's growth management and land use response to the province's Places to Grow Plan, the Provincial Policy Statement and the Greenbelt Plan. It involved research, public consultation, staff recommendations and Council approval of policy changes to the Region's Official Plan.
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In 2008, we launched a 2-phased process for the Official Plan Review.
The first amendment, ROPA 37 - An Amendment to Incorporate the Basic Requirements of the Provincial Places to Grow Plan121KB, met the province's basic requirements for growth management planning to 2031.
The second amendment, ROPA 38 - An Amendment to Incorporate the Results of a Comprehensive Review of the Regional Official Plan, represented our five-year review of Halton's Regional Official Plan.
The participation and feedback stages of the Sustainable Halton process are now complete. Your opinion mattered as we developed the Sustainable Halton plan.
The following Ontario government links will take you to the key provincial policy documents that led to Sustainable Halton.
Sustainable Halton will identified Halton's urban growth area to 2031 and what land will be preserved for wildlife, green space and farmland. It clarified what land will be reserved for business and residential use. As well, it planned where roads, transit corridors, utilities and other regional infrastructure will go.
We want to plan complete and sustainable communities where you can easily ride the bus, walk or cycle as an alternative to using your car. With complete and sustainable communities, we will help to reduce the impacts of urbanization such as air pollution and climate change.
As Sustainable Halton is implemented, we will have a plan for communities where urban sprawl is minimized, where infrastructure is maximized, where natural resources are protected and where natural spaces and farmland are preserved.
The Sustainable Halton Process has 3 planning streams:
Regional Council adopted ROPA 38 on December 16, 2009 and the Implementation phase is nearly complete. The province is now reviewing ROPA 38 and has until June 16, 2010 to approve, amend or refuse ROPA 38.
Thus, in 2010, the process of making ROPA 38 and Sustainable Halton a reality will begin.
The 3 planning streams of the Sustainable Halton process are the Growth Management Plan, the Five-year Official Plan Review - Basic and the Five-year Official Plan Review - Comprehensive. The following list of dates is a timeline of the Growth Management Plan:
This timeline chart shows you the four phases for Sustainable Halton and the main activities in each phase.
Click on the image below to view timeline details.
From 2005 to 2007 the following activities took place for Phase One: Building Block Research for Sustainable Halton. The following list of dates highlights activity from the Provincial Government:
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .