The Regional Policy Plan is a long-range policy document that guides physical, economic and social development for the region.
The plan includes development and conservation objectives, policies and mapping for Niagara for the next 20 years.
Amendment 2-2009 updates the Region's Policy Plan in order to implement the strategic directions of Niagara's Growth Management Strategy and align with the province's Places to Grow Plan and the Provincial Policy Statement. It establishes a new urban vision for the long-term growth and development of Niagara and new policies to foster the development of sustainable, complete urban communities.
The Amendment replaces the urban areas policies found in Section Five of the Region's Policy Plan with a comprehensive new set of policies and associated mapping. The Urban Areas Boundary Map in the Plan is replaced with a Regional Urban Structure Map.
In addition the amendment adds new policies regarding the Niagara Economic Gateway to section four of the Policy Plan and adds new infrastructure policies to the plan.
The amendment has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.
The following maps are in 11" x 17" format. You may need to adjust print settings to print them on a smaller sheet of paper.
Hard copy binders, which include the entire policy plan and the printable maps, are $100. A CD with all of the above PDF documents is $10.
You can request a hardcopy through the planning department.