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
Growth Plan for the Greater Golden
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
- Provide a range of housing choices and
- 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: placestogrow.ca