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Sustainable Halton Technical Reports - Phase Three

For Sustainable Halton Phase Three, 12 technical reports were prepared to help identify and assess the preferred concepts and options for growth management and land use planning in Halton.

In addition to these technical reports, Phase Three had 2 key policy documents: ROPA 37 (Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)122KB) and Directions Report: Towards SustainabilityAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)303KB.

The Phase Three technical reports are grouped into 3 categories for you:

Evaluation Framework

Evaluation Framework contains the reports looking at high level concepts including 3 growth concepts and 2 land use options identified during the Sustainable Halton process.

Summary of Evaluation of Growth Concepts

Summary of Evaluation Growth ConceptsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)855KB This report assesses the three land use concepts and comments on their ability to meet various goals while providing a framework for future population and employment growth. [Report number 3.09]

Working Paper #2: Land Needs

Working Paper #2 Land NeedsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)19.7MB Working Paper #2 identifies: how much intensification the Region can accommodate; the capacity of existing greenfield areas; how much greenfield land is needed; and the required character and density for promoting Complete Communities for the region's residents. [Report number 3.08]

Working Paper #3: Options Under Preferred Concept

Working Paper #3 Land Use OptionsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)5MB Working Paper #3 outlines the options being considered under the preferred concept as locations for potential new mixed-use/residential areas and new employment lands outside the region's current urban boundary. [Report number 3.10]

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Environment contains reports on Halton's physical and natural environment. These reports cover information and suggest policy direction for: aggregates, agriculture and a Natural Heritage System.


Aggregate Resource ManagementAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)2.4MB This comprehensive report outlines a framework for aggregates resource management in Halton Region. It covers topics such as detailed mapping of aggregate locations and strategic directions to guide resource management. [Report number 3.05]


Agricultural EvaluationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)8.6MB Using Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR), this report assesses the quality of agricultural land in Halton Region. [Report number 3.03]
Agricultural Countryside StrategyAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)3.3MB This report presents a preferred strategy for a sustainable agricultural presence in Halton Region.  [Report number 3.04]

Natural Environment

Natural Heritage System FrameworkAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)6.3MB The proposed Natural Heritage System for Halton Region evolved through Sustainable Halton Phases One through Three. This report provides background information on this evolution and provides a framework for the Natural Heritage System. [Report number 3.02]

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The People section contains research reports on archaeology, accommodating growth, sustainability, transportation, and water and wastewater management.


Archaeological Master Plan 2008Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)2.9MB Halton Region has an archaeological history extending back nearly 10,000 years. This report updates the original 1998 Archaeological Master Plan data. It includes information such as: archaeological sites identified since 1998; changes to planning and heritage legislation; trends in First Nations consultation; and recommendations for wise management of archaeological resources in Halton Region. [Report number 3.06]

Population and Employment

Accommodating Growth to 2031Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.5MB Population and employment targets were set by the province. This report discusses land requirements for population and employment in Halton Region to 2031. [Report number 3.07]

Supplementary Information
After the “Accommodating Growth to 2031” report was published, we received requests for clarifying data. The files below, grouped by request, include the initial request, our response and the response from Hemson Consulting.

The file naming convention is SI (Supplemental Information), 3.07 (Report Number), 101 (Stakeholder Number in our files), and A (publishing order).

SI.3.07.101.A. Townsend Mattamy Household ForecastAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)363KB Request from Townsend, Rogers LLP legal firm on behalf of Mattamy Homes asking for clarification on household and population forecasts shown in Accommodating Growth to 2031 report.
SI.3.07.101.B.Halton Region Cover MemoAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)29KB Cover memo notifying Townsend, Rogers LLP that question was responded to in the attached Hemson Consulting memo, and that both the initial question and the response will be made part of the public record.
SI.3.07.101.C.Hemson Response to Townsend RequestAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)460KB Detailed response to initial Townsend question regarding household and population projections.


Sustainability From Policy to PracticeAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)95KB This report sets the context for sustainable practices in Halton Region. It covers topics including Halton Region's Ten Draft Sustainability Principles and opportunities for moving Halton Region toward sustainability. [Report number 3.11]


Transportation ServicingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)3.2MB The Transportation Servicing report presents a strategic assessment of the transportation infrastructure required for the three growth concepts (Milton Centered, Milton and Georgetown Growth to 20,000 People, and Milton and Georgetown Growth to 40,000 People). [Report number 3.12]

Water and Wastewater

Water and WastewaterAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)10.4MB This report presents a strategic assessment of the water and wastewater infrastructure required for the Milton Centered, Milton and Georgetown Growth to 20,000 People, and Milton and Georgetown Growth to 40,000 People growth concepts. [Report number 3.13]

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