Brampton seeking input on new official plan

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Brampton is hosting Brampton Plan: City Structure Workshop a public workshop on Saturday, April 10, from 10 am to 12 pm, to gather input from residents, business owners, community groups and stakeholders on its Brampton Plan.

The workshop is part of a series of public events during the next phase of Brampton Plan, the city’s OP review. Brampton Plan will create a roadmap for how the municipality will develop and grow in the future.

During 2021, staff will continue extensive community consultation processes built off of the Brampton 2040 Vision with residents, community groups and agencies, Indigenous peoples, builders, developers, local stakeholders, and other levels of government. This input will help create a more vibrant, environmentally sustainable and healthier future for Brampton.

When approved by council, Brampton Plan will establish a legislative framework to manage and guide growth and future development. It will determine where housing, shops and businesses, parks, trails, and natural areas will be built, in addition to where roads, transit and other essential infrastructure is needed to support a rapidly growing city of more than 700,000.

Since Brampton’s last official plan in 2006, the city has grown into the ninth largest city in Canada with population growth is three times higher than the provincial average. There have also been changes to provincial and regional planning policies.

“Our city has seen significant growth and transformation since Brampton’s last Official Plan was approved in 2006, with our population increasing by more than 61 per cent. Brampton is a dynamic city with a proud past and bright future. Brampton Plan will manage how the City of Brampton continues to grow and develop into the welcoming city we are and the kind of community everyone wants to experience,” said David Barrick, chief administrative officer.

Brampton Plan will align all planning policies along with local strategic plans, projects, and development to fulfill the aspirations of the Brampton 2040 Vision: Living the Mosaic as well as supporting council priorities.

“Throughout this consultation process, we are asking everyone to provide input on building an inclusive city that is safe, sustainable and successful, ” said Mayor Patrick Brown.

Visit Brampton.ca/BramptonPlan to learn and register for upcoming events.

 

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