Highway 7 & 8 Transportation Corridor Highway 7 & 8 Transportation Corridor

Provincial Policy Statement

The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) garners its authority from the Planning Act, the newest version coming into effect March 1st, 2005. The PPS provides direction in matters of provincial interest related to land use planning and development and promotes a provincial policy led planning system based in:

  • The efficient use and management of land and infrastructure;
  • Protection of the environment and resources, ensuring appropriate opportunities for employment and residential development, including support for a mix of uses; and
  • Providing a clean and healthy environment and strong economy.

The application of the Provincial Policy Statement to this study is provided in Section 5.1 of 'Report A: Study Plan for Technical Work, Outreach and Consultation', and in Section 3.3.1 of 'Report B: Working Paper - Overview of Transportation Land Use and Economic Conditions Within the Analysis Area'.

More information regarding the Provincial Policy Statement can be found at: www.mah.gov.on.ca

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Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is a long-term growth plan for this region. The objective of the plan is to ensure communities flourish; that the environment and other natural resources are protected; and that infrastructure is in place to support anticipated population and employment growth.

The growth plan outlines 30 year strategies for where and how the Greater Golden Horseshoe should grow. Involving stakeholder consultation and technical research, the growth plan proposes ways to maximize the effectiveness of future investments.

The growth plan promotes policies that:

  • Make better use of land by prescribing where growth should go and advising against the development of lands which provide food, water and recreation
  • Reduce urban sprawl, traffic gridlock and smog
  • Provide a range of housing choices and employment opportunities
  • Maximize public infrastructure and infrastructure investment to deliver better transit services, quicker movement of goods and cleaner, safer water.

The application of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to this study is provided in Section 5.1 of 'Report A: Study Plan for Technical Work, Outreach and Consultation', and in Section 3.3.2 of 'Report B: Working Paper - Overview of Transportation Land Use and Economic Conditions Within the Analysis Area.'

For more information regarding the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe visit: www.pir.gov.on.ca

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