The City of Brampton's Growth Plan Conformity Work Plan

Our Brampton Our FutureOn March 28, 2007, Brampton Council approved a staff report outlining a work plan for the City of Brampton to meet the requirements of the Growth Plan.  The work plan identifies the data, studies and roles and responsibilities necessary to satisfy the Growth Plan requirements.  To view the work plan report click here. (PDF file: 7.77MB) 

 

A staff report together with a draft Official Plan amendment representing Brampton’s conformity to the Growth Plan was considered by Brampton Council on September 9, 2009. At this meeting Council authorized the release of the draft Official Plan amendment for public comment and authorized staff to schedule a statutory open house and public meeting. This staff report can be found below:

September 2009 Staff Report (PDF file: 1 MB)

 
 

The following studies were undertaken as part of Brampton's Response to the Provincial Growth Plan:

Greenfield Land Inventory and Analysis

The purpose of this study (conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd.) was to assess the ability of Brampton’s Greenfield lands to accommodate population and employment growth in accordance with the Growth Plan policies. To obtain public feedback on this study, a Residential Growth Strategy Workshop was held on October 9, 2008. The discussion paper that resulted from this study assesses the pattern of land use and density within the City and measures planned population and employment densities against Growth Plan targets. It also suggests general policy approaches to achieving higher densities in the Greenfield area and preferred policy directions for meeting Growth Plan targets.  

The discussion paper can be found below:

Assessment of Planned and Potential Growth in Greenfield Areas (PDF file: 578 KB) 

 

Employment Lands Inventory and Analysis

The purpose of this Growth Plan study (conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd.) was to analyze Brampton’s employment land based on a detailed inventory, assess the employment land market, analyze the potential constraints and opportunities provided by existing and future employment areas, and evaluate overall results relative to the requirements of the Growth Plan. To obtain public feedback on this study, an Employment Lands Workshop was held on October 9, 2008. The discussion paper that resulted from this study provides a review of the City’s employment land supply and suggests a number of key policy directions.

The discussion paper can be found below:

Employment Lands Strategy Discussion Paper (PDF file: 1.44 MB)

 

Inventory and Assessment of Intensification Opportunities

The purpose of this Growth Plan study (conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd.) was to examine the City’s residential intensification potential within the City’s existing built up area, and to evaluate the City’s ability to meet general intensification policies and contribute to the Growth Plan intensification targets. To obtain feedback on this study, a Residential Growth Strategy workshop was held on October 9, 2008. The discussion paper that resulted from this study details the City’s residential intensification potential and suggests a number of policy refinements to ensure that intensification opportunities are maximized.

The discussion paper can be found below:

Inventory and Assessment of Intensification Opportunities (PDF file: 3.93 MB)

 

Infrastructure Capacity Review of Utilities and Hard Services

The Infrastructure Capacity Review Study, prepared by UMA-Aecom, assesses the infrastructure capacity requirements for utilities services (hydro, telephone, cable and gas) and hard services (water, wastewater, and storm water management) necessary to accommodate the city of Brampton’s forecasted growth to 2031. The study examines the unique infrastructure needs of Brampton’s downtown area and expanding Greenfield areas.

The discussion paper can be found below:
Infrastructure Capacity Review of Utilities and Services Discussion Paper (PDF file: 11.7MB )
Infrastructure Capacity Review of Utilities and Services Discussion Paper Appendices (PDF file: 10.2MB )
 

Transportation and Transit Master Plan Sustainable Update
            being prepared by iTrans Consulting Inc.; 

The City of Brampton undertook the Brampton Transportation and Transit Master Plan Sustainable Update Study. In the fall of 2004, the City approved its Transportation and Transit Master Plan (TTMP), which envisioned the integration of all modes and elements of transportation to provide a “Balanced Transportation System”. Building on the transportation vision and strategy that was developed in the 2004 TTMP, this study will update and prepare recommendations in keeping with the sustainable transportation principles, and develop an integrated transportation network required to support Brampton’s growth up to 2031 as well as accommodate provincial and regional planning goals. As a part of an overall transportation system, alternative strategies will be considered and evaluated to identify an optimum transportation system in North-west Brampton/Bramwest including the need and justification and the potential role of the North-South Corridor/Bramwest Parkway. The study will also provide the necessary transportation infrastructure timing for the purposes of the City’s Development Charges By-law update. The TTMP Sustainable Update will form a part of the overall Growth Plan conformity exercise and provide the basis for revisions/input to the transportation components of the Brampton Official Plan in the context of recent provincial policies.

Click here for more detailed information about the TTMP

 

Natural Systems and Conservation Policy Review

On October 23, 2008 a Natural Heritage and Conservation Policy Review workshop was held to obtain public feed back on these policy areas. In March 2009, the Growth Plan discussion paper on “The Natural System and Conservation Policy Review” was considered by Council. This discussion paper compares the policies of the Growth Plan to relevant policy in the City’s Official Plan to define any gaps in the City’s environmental policies and improvements that may be made to ensure Growth Plan conformity. 

The staff report and discussion paper can be found below:

Staff Report (PDF file: 15.3 MB)

Natural System and Conservation Policy Review Discussion Paper (PDF file: 5.13 MB)

Review of Financial and Operational Management Implications – Hemson Consulting Ltd.

Once recommendations are made, a review and analysis of impacts on municipal operations (such as works and transportation, emergency services operation, etc.) will be conducted to determine the impact of the Growth Plan conformity exercise.

Population and Employment Allocation

In May 2009 Council endorsed revised population and employment forecasts (prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd.) for use in completing the Growth Plan studies and requested that they be used by the Region of Peel in the preparation of their Growth Plan Official Plan Amendment. Details of these revised forecasts can be found in the staff report below. It should be noted that the final population and employment forecasts will be considered by Council as part of the Growth Plan Official Plan amendment expected to be considered by Brampton council in the fall of 2009.

May 2009 Staff Report (PDF file: 2.2MB)
May 2008 Staff Report (PDF file: 2.2MB)

 

Additional staff reports can be found by clicking the links below: