Secondary Plan Review

​The City of Brampton is currently undertaking a secondary plan review.

While some areas of Brampton are still developing, others are now built up and not expected to experience major change. Many of these plans date back to the mid-1970s and have become outdated as communities develop. Some of them also reference old versions of the Official Plan, which leads to policies being interpreted inconsistently.

The plans for these older areas are the ones being reviewed. The secondary plan review won’t look at new development areas. It also won’t change existing land uses or density targets.

The City of Brampton currently has 54 designated secondary plans areas. The review will reduce this number, and result in plans that are consistent, current and easier to understand.

The first phase of the secondary plan review has finalized with the adoption of 5 new secondary plan areas that replaced existing smaller secondary plans.

What's Involved

  • Making sure the terms used for land use designations are consistent in every secondary plan.
  • Updating mapping to include current information on roads, schools and parks.
  • Ensuring all plans refer to the most current Official Plan, not older versions.
  • Combining smaller secondary plans into larger areas that reflect their geography and community characteristics.
  • Renaming some secondary plans based on identifiable community names (e.g. Bramalea, Springdale, etc.).
  • Eliminating duplication of policies already existing in the Official Plan. General policies such as Transportation and Urban Design have been deleted.

A Recommendation Report was presented to Planning Committee on June 20, 2016 to present the proposed approach for undertaking the review of Brampton’s Secondary Plans.

A Statutory Public Meeting to present the draft Official Plan Amendments was held on March 5, 2018. For a copy of the staff report, please click here.

A Recommendation Report containing five City-Initiated Official Plan Amendments (OPAs) that implement the proposed new secondary plan areas within the built-up area of the City was presented to Planning Committee on June 25, 2018. For a copy of the staff report and OPAs, click here.

In accordance with Council’s direction, the OPA’s were deferred in order to provide sufficient time for staff to review and respond to issues raised at the June 25, 2018 Planning Committee meeting.

A Supplementary Report presented to Council on September 12, 2018 responded to the issues raised and brought forward the five OPA’s for Council’s adoption. Click here for a copy of the staff report.

All secondary plan areas are now in full force and effect. Schedule G of the Official Plan has been updated to reflect the boundaries of the new secondary plans.

Snelgrove-Heart Lake Secondary Plan Area 1
(applies to lands that were subject to former secondary plans Snelgrove Area 1, Sandalwood Industrial East Area 2, Heart Lake West Area 3 and Heart Lake East Area 4)
Springdale Secondary Plan Area 2
(applies to lands that were subject to former secondary plans Sandringham-Wellington Area 28, the residential portion of Bramalea North Industrial Area 13, and the residential portion of Gore Industrial North Area 14)
Bramalea Secondary Plan Area 3
(applies to lands that were subject to former secondary plans Westgate Area 10, Central Park Area 11, Northgate Area 12, Avondale Area 20, and Southgate Area 21)
Highway 410 and Steeles Avenue Area 5
(applies to lands that were subject to former secondary plans Brampton East Industrial Area 18, Bramalea West Industrial Area 19, and Steeles Industrial Area 25)
Brampton Flowertown Secondary Plan Area 6
(applies to lands that were subject to former secondary plans Northwood Park Area 5, Brampton West Area 6, Brampton North Area 8, Madoc Area 9, Fletchers West Area 15, Brampton South Area 16, except as it applies to lands municipally known as 30 McLaughlin Road South, and Block 42 of Registered Plan 43M-1627, and Brampton East Area 17)
The draft Official Plan Amendments for the Airport Intermodal Secondary Plan Area 4 and Fletcher’s Meadow Area 8 that were presented at the public meeting in March 2018 will be revised and presented for Council’s adoption as part of the second phase of the secondary plan review to be completed in 2020.


For more information on the City's Secondary Plan Review, please contact: