Places to Grow, A Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe was adopted by the Province under the Places to Grow Act (2005) and came into effect in June 2006. The Growth Plan establishes a number of principles and policies that provide the basis for guiding decisions on how land is developed, resources are managed and public dollars are invested.
The Growth Plan objectives are to:
Brampton's Growth Plan OPA 2006-043
On June 9, 2010, under Section 17 of the Planning Act, Council passed By-law No. 198-2010 to adopt Amendment No. 2006-043 (OPA 43) to the Official Plan.
In January 2012, OPA 43 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for lack of decision within the statutory approval period. Modifications to OPA 43 were approved by Planning Committee on December 14, 2012 to conform to the Region of Peel ROPA 24 and make additional housekeeping changes (see staff reports below).
OMB pre-hearing conferences were held in May 2012 and February and July 2013. On July 26, 2013, the OMB granted partial approval of OPA 43. Refer to the Consolidated Official Plan below to view the approved and appealed sections of the amendment.
Brampton's Growth Plan OPA 2006-074
On November 28, 2012, Brampton Council passed By-law 337-2012 to adopt Amendment No. 2006-074 (OPA 74) to the Official Plan to supplement OPA 43. Together, these amendments bring the City's Official Plan into conformity with the Growth Plan (see staff reports below).
OMB appeals to OPA 74 were subsequently withdrawn, leaving OPA 74 in effect as of August, 28, 2013.
Updated Consolidated Official Plan Showing Growth Plan Amendments
The consolidated Official Plan text showing the tracked changes of OPA 43 (noting approved and appealed sections), OPA 74, policies approved by the OMB in March 2013 and Council endorsed policies is available here
The Official Plan Amendment Maps are available below: