The Province recently announced another series of policy, legislative and regulatory changes for consultation, designed to assist with meeting its goal of constructing 1.5M houses in the next decade.

Given the significance of the land use planning-related changes, Planning Services staff at the Town are pivoting resources to advising Town Council on the impacts of the proposed changes.

The release of Draft 2 of the Town’s Official Plan will be delayed in order to provide comments on the proposed PPS, understand the impacts of the changes, and adjust the Town’s policy framework to be consistent with Provincial Policy.

Draft 2 of the Official Plan will incorporate the upcoming Provincial Policy and legislative changes and is targeted to be released early in the summer of 2023, with further public consultation targeted for early fall 2023.