Niagara is growing, and proper management of this growth will impact quality of life in the region. To manage future growth, we're creating a new Niagara Official Plan. The plan is a long-range, policy planning document to shape Niagara’s physical, economic and social development.
The new Niagara Official Plan will be informed by inter-related background studies relating to growth management, and rural and natural systems.
Growth management background studies include a:
A land needs assessment will assess how much land is needed for residents and employment growth to 2041.
A regional urban structure will identify and describe strategic areas to direct growth. These structures are best served by a combination of transportation, transit, community infrastructure, and services.
A housing strategy will help to promote an appropriate range and mix of housing types. This will provide choice, aging-in-place opportunities and affordability.
An employment lands strategy will identify and protect a sufficient supply of land for employment uses to meet market demands.
2018 - completed
Complete background studies
Develop draft policies and mapping
Draft Niagara Official Plan
Official Plan Policy Consultant
905-980-6000 ext. 3476
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