Sustainable New Communities Program

Applications Submitted Before July 1, 2022

Through the Sustainable New Community Program the City of Brampton is promoting a comprehensive approach to planning and designing sustainable communities. In spring 2022, Brampton City Council approved a comprehensive update to the Program, which will apply to planning applications submitted as of July 1, 2022. However, planning applications submitted prior to July 1, 2022 will be subject to the original Sustainability Metrics, Sustainability Score Thresholds, and Sustainability Assessment Tool that were in place prior to the Program update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​ ​​​​​​

What Applications are Required to Submit a Sustainability Score?

• All Block Plans
• Plans of Subdivisions of 10 units or more
• "Full" Site Plans
• Zoning By-law amendments

For Zoning By-law (ZBA) amendments, the score will be based on preliminary information available at the ZBA stage. The score will then be refined when more details become available as part of the associated Plan of Subdivision and/or Site Plan applications.

Is a Minimum Score Required?

Yes. All applications must achieve at minimum a Bronze score. The Sustainability Score thresholds are outlined in the table below.

What Applications are Exempt?

• Plans of Subdivision of 9 units or less
• "Limited" and "Basic" Site Plans

What Needs to be Submitted as Part of a Development Application?

• Sustainability Score (see below)
• Sustainability Summary (see below) 


How Do I Calculate the Sustainability Score? 

Use the Sustainability Assessment Tool (SAT) to generate the Sustainability Score. Click here to access the SAT. 

The SAT uses a series of questions to quantify the sustainability attributes of a development application. The Sustainability Score calculated through this Tool must be submitted with your development application.


What is the Sustainability Summary?

In addition to the Sustainability Score, each application must include a Sustainability Summary, which outlines how the score was achieved and in which component study or drawing each point can be verified. The Sustainability Summary must be prepared in accordance with the Terms of Reference available here.
Some metrics require the submission of a Letter of Intent that must be submitted with your application.  The Program Manual identifies which metrics require Letter of Intents, and templates for these letters are available here.

What Resources Are Available to Guide Me Through the Process?

A number of documents area available to assist applicants with measuring the sustainability of their development proposal, including: