In December 2009, Council directed staff to commence the development of the Secondary Plan for Heritage Heights (Secondary Plan, Areas 52):
Factors delaying the project:
- A moratorium by the Province was in place on development in northwest Brampton between 2006 and 2016 in order to protect shale resources. The Region of Peel has proposed a Regional Official Plan Amendment to formally delete shale protection policies and permit urban uses that has been appealed to the Land Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) by the Province.
- The Province has frozen lands in this area to facilitate planning of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor. The Province recently released its technically preferred alignment for the GTA West Corridor with a preferred alignment.
- Interim Control By-Law (ICBL) 306-2003 in place since 2003, restricted development in transportation corridor areas . The Province’s Environmental Assessment for the GTA West Corridor has resumed and is in the consultation phase. Following confirmation of a preferred alignment for the GTA West corridor, staff intends to report back regarding the potential to reduce the area captured by the ICBL.