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About Planning and Growth Management

Halton Region, in conjunction with the Local Municipalities, is committed to long-term planning that ensures Halton’s high quality of life while addressing important issues like growth, affordable housing, environmental protection and transportation. Within Halton, 52% of land areas are protected from urban development, and more than 10,000 acres of forested or conservation sites are in public ownership.

The Regional Official Plan guides land use planning in Halton while balancing community needs, economic prosperity, and environmental protection for the present and the future. Halton’s Planning Division provides customer focused development review services to Local Municipalities, the development industry and the public.