Secondary plans are part of the Official Plan. The Official Plan is the legal document that guides how all of Brampton grows and develops. Secondary plans guide how Official Plan policies are put in place for smaller areas of the City.
Think of the Official Plan as the road map for all of Brampton. Secondary plan areas represent detailed plans for specific areas of the City – new communities, employment areas, older neighbourhoods and downtown. These plans provide more details on things like land use, community design, natural heritage, roads and parks.
The City is currently undertaking a Secondary Plan Review. The goal is to reduce the number of secondary plans, and make the remaining plans more consistent with the Official Plan, and easier to understand. Read more about it here.