Last night, Halton residents attended a Public Information Centre at the Halton Regional Centre to review, comment on and discuss Halton’s draft Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 (ROPA 38) Guidelines.
Halton Regional Council unanimously adopted ROPA 38 in 2009. ROPA 38 was the final step in the Sustainable Halton process, which outlines how and where Halton will grow to 2031.
Halton’s Regional Official Plan outlines the Region’s approved policy for development and growth. It specifies goals and objectives that Regional Council and Halton’s citizens believe are important. An Official Plan is like a road map, guiding regional and municipal land use planning decisions for growth and development.
The Guidelines are designed to assist in the implementation of ROPA 38. Once approved, the Guidelines will:
- provide a clear and predictable process for the review of land use development applications
- identify supporting studies or analyses that may be useful in reviewing impacts of new or expanding land uses or facilities.
The 17 draft Guidelines address a wide range of policies and cover four themes:
I invite you to take a look at the draft Guidelines and submit your questions or feedback online at www.halton.ca/ROPA38guidelines. The deadline for comments is June 30, 2013. Regional staff will take all comments into consideration when finalizing the Guidelines.
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