Interim Growth Management Policies

On October 26, 2007, Brampton Council adopted amendments to both the 1993 and 2006 Brampton Official Plans to include interim growth management policies. These policies were intended to guide applications for high-density residential intensification outside of the Central Area and applications for employment land conversions across the City until the overall conformity amendment for the Provincial Growth Plan is complete.

More specifically, the Official Plan Amendments proposed the following:

  1. That interim growth management policies be in place until such time as the City adopts the conformity amendment for the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe;
  2. General intensification policies to apply to all applications for residential intensification outside of the Central Area;
  3. Policies for residential intensification along the majority of corridors and within transit nodes outside of the Central Area, state that consideration will be given to increases in height and density beyond the current Official Plan and Zoning provisions to a maximum of 8 storeys and maximum density of 200 units per net residential hectare. Along portions of Queen Street and Highway 10 that will be the primary routes for Acceleride, the maximum is increased to 10 storeys and 200 units per net residential hectare;
  4. Policies for residential intensification in all other areas of the City (outside of the Central Area and intensification corridors and transit nodes) state that consideration will be given to increases in height and density beyond the current Official Plan and Zoning provisions to a maximum of 4 storeys; and,
  5. A policy that states that employment land conversions are premature pending completion of the growth plan conformity exercise.

The Interim Growth Management Official Plan Amendments have been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Please click on the links below for more documents on the City’s Interim Growth Management policies.


For more information on the above, please contact Growth Management staff at (905) 874-2050, or e-mail your comments to GMP@brampton.ca