Reports to Council and Key Presentations

This page includes links to Halton Regional Council and related planning committee reports, Halton's Official Plan Review process and public feedback on Sustainable Halton.

Reports to Council and Committees

LPS118-09Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)42KB - Dated Dec. 11, 2009 Supplementary Information to Report LPS114-09 Regarding the Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)2.8MB Amendment No. 38 to the Regional Plan (2006) - An Amendment to Incorporate the Results of Sustainable Halton, Official Plan Review Directions and Other Matters Dated Dec. 10, 2009
Maps for LPS118-09Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)16MB This file contains maps including: proposed regional structure, provincial planned areas and land use designations.
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)491KB Supplement to Response Document: Staff Analysis of Comments Received on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38, November 20, 2009 to December 10, 2009
LPS114-09Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)68KB - Dated Nov. 27, 2009 This regional staff report recommends Regional Council adopt proposed ROPA 38, "An Amendment to Incorporate the Results of Sustainable Halton, Official Plan Review Directions and Other Matters".

Additionally, it identifies the required steps to implement the new urban areas introduced by ROPA 38. These include direction by Regional Council to regional staff to prepare the necessary infrastructure financing plan for ROPA 38. Results of the ROPA 38 public consultation process and staff analysis of the comments received are found at the end of this report - Attachments 2 and 3.

Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.8MB ROPA 38 Interim Office Consolidation, Dated December 2, 2009
Attachment 1AAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)2.5MB Maps that Illustrate the Key Elements of Proposed ROPA 38
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)207KB Public Consultation on Proposed ROPA 38
Attachment 3Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.6MB Response Document Staff Analysis of Comments Received on Proposed ROPA 38 (Sept. 30 to Nov. 19, 2009)
Attachment 4 - Appendix 1 (Table A)Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)590KB Addendum to Proposed ROPA 38, Dated Sept. 29, 2009
Attachment 4 - Appendix 2 (Table B)Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)161KB Modifications to Proposed ROPA 38, Dated Sept. 23, 2009
Attachment 5Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)24KB Status of Official Plan Guidelines
Sustainable Halton - Fiscal Affordability Analysis Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)7MB
 
This report was prepared for Halton Region’s Corporate Services Department by Watson and Associates. It analyzes the potential costs to implement Sustainable Halton. 
LPS107-09 - Release of Sustainable Halton Fiscal Affordability Analysis Report for Public Consultation and Additional Public Information Centres for Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)94KB
 
Regional staff prepared this report for the Planning and Public Works Committee. It seeks authorization to release the Sustainable Halton - Fiscal Affordability Analysis for public consultation. It also lists the November 2009 dates, times and locations for the additional public consultation sessions.
IMLC13-09 - Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 (ROPA 38) Transit Modal Share Target Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)85KB
 
Regional staff prepared this report for the Inter-Municipal Liaison Committee. It explains concepts such as the concept "20% transit modal share" and asks Council to receive the report for information purposes.
IMLC12-09 - Sustainable Halton Fiscal Affordability Analysis Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)100KB
 
This report was prepared by Halton Region’s Corporate Services Department. It asks Council to release for public consultation the Sustainable Halton - Fiscal Affordability Analysis (released separately).
LPS89-09 - ROPA No. 38 Timeline for Public & Agency Consultation Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)96KB This report provides Regional Council with an update on the timeline for ROPA 38’s public and agency consultations, excluding the November 2009 sessions which were not scheduled at time of release. 
Attachment 1 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)26KB
 
Attachment One shows the schedule for ROPA 38 public and agency consultation, except for the November 2009 sessions which were not scheduled at the time of LPS89-09’s release.
LPS69-09 - Sustainable Halton – Preferred Growth Option and Official Plan Review Directions Report Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)118KB
 
On June 24, Regional Council endorsed the 2009 Official Plan Review Directions Report and Concept 2, Preferred Growth Option. This is the culmination of Phase 3 of Sustainable Halton. The exact location of the new urban boundary will be identified through ROPA 38, expected in December 2009.
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.7MB Preferred Growth Option - Concept 2. This map shows the proposed Residential and Mixed Use Areas for Halton Region to 2031 as well as the proposed Employment Lands.
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)25KB This table contains population and employment data forecasts for each Local Municipality in Halton Region to 2031.

Attachment 3Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)19KB

Simplified process chart for Sustainable Halton including the Official Plan Review process. Current chart available on the Sustainable Halton Background information page.
Attachment 4Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)58KB Summary of questions, answers, and discussions from the Sustainable Halton Phase Three Consultation Open Houses and Workshops in April and May 2009.
Submitted to Council on June 24, 2009
MemoAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)45KB June 22, 2009 - Achieving Alternative Places to Grow Densities in Halton Region
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)342KB Proceedings from February 11, 2009 Inter-Municipal Liaison Committee
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)871KB Proceedings from March 4, 2009 Inter-Municipal Liaison Committee
MemoAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)37KB June 19, 2009 - Further Matters Related to Report LPS69-09, "Sustainable Halton - Preferred Growth Option and Official Plan Review Directions Report"
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)2MB June 22, 2009 - Town of Milton Report Regarding Sustainable Halton: Recommended Preferred Growth Option for the Town of Milton
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)155KB June 17, 2009 - Town of Halton Hills Council Resolution Regarding Sustainable Halton - Sustainability Matters
Attachment 3Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)103KB June 17, 2009 - Town of Halton Hills Council Resolution Regarding Regional Official Plan Review Directions Report: Towards Sustainability
Attachment 4Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)113KB June 17, 2009 - Town of Halton Hills Council Resolution Regarding Sustainable Halton - Selection of a Preferred Growth Option
Submitted to Planning & Public Works Committee
MemoAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)30KB June 16, 2009 - Supplementary Information and Additional Recommendations to Report LPS69-09
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.8MB Preferred Growth Option Map
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)531MB June 4, 2009 - Town of Halton Hills Report Regarding Sustainable Halton - Sustainability Matters
LPS46-09 Release for Public and Agency Consultation of Sustainable Halton Phase 3 Reports, Regional Official Plan Review Directions Report, and Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 37 ("An Amendment to Incorporate the Basic Requirements of the Places to Grow Plan") Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)132KB This report asks the Planning and Public Works Committee to send the 12 Sustainable Halton Phase Three Technical Reports for public consultation.
Attachment 1Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)15KB Sustainable Halton Process Diagram
Attachment 2Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)14KB Sustainable Halton Phase 3 Reports List
Attachment 3Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)15KB Proposed Official Plan Directions

Attachment 4Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.1MB

Map Showing Proposed Halton-Peel Highway Boundary

Attachment 5Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)136KB

Sustainable Halton Phase 3 Meeting Schedule (April - June 2009)

LPS36-08 Sustainable Halton - Comments Received on Phase 2, Status Report on the Sustainable Halton Work Plan, and Extension Deadline for Completion of the Sustainable Halton ProcessAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)167KB This report summarizes the written comments received from the Local Municipalities, public agencies, private sector interests and the general public on the Five Refined Physical Structure Concepts (five refined concepts) for Sustainable Halton and on the seven questions in the Consultation section of Report PPW42-08. It also summarizes the feedback from the Local Municipalities on the Evaluation Framework.
PPW42-08 Phase II of Sustainable Halton - The Physical Structure Concepts 2021 - 2031 and the Final Evaluation FrameworkAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)121KB
 
This report provides an overview of the work done to date in establishing potential new urban growth areas and to receive direction from Halton Regional Council to consult with the Local Municipalities and other interested agencies on five refined concepts.
PPW18-08 Comments on the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Annual Report 2006-2007 "Reconciling our Priorities"Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.3MB
 
This report is a response to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2006-2007 annual report and contains a series of recommendations relating to growth in southern Ontario.
PPW162-07 Conclusion of Sustainable Halton Phase I: Technical Background Reports and Results of ConsultationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)307KB
 
This report summarizes the activities completed during Phase One of Sustainable Halton. (The four attachments for this report are included in the same .PDF file.)
PPW76-07 Sustainable Halton Plan, Technical Background ReportsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)152KB
 
This report recommends the release of the 22 technical reports to the public for review and feedback.
PPW01-07 Revised Schedule for the Multi-Year Work Plan for the Durable Halton Plan and the Regional Official Plan Review and Striking of the Inter-Municipal Liaison Committee for the Durable Halton PlanAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)129KB This report outlines the proposed timeline for what is now called the Sustainable Halton process (previously called Durable Halton process).
PPW79-06 Multi-Year Work Plan Responding to Provincial Growth Plan - Proposed Organizational Structure, Consulting Services, and Staff ResourcingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)192KB This report seeks Council approval of the necessary resources and structure to begin the Sustainable Halton process - Halton Region’s response to the Places to Grow PlanExternal Link.
PPW15-06 Halton's Joint Submission on
”Places to Grow - Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (November 2005)” and A Multi-Year Work Plan Responding to Provincial Planning Initiatives
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)3.4MB
This report seeks Council’s approval of the planned joint approach by Halton Region and the four Local Municipalities to the Places to Grow PlanExternal Link.

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Public Meeting Presentations

PresentationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1MB This presentation was delivered on October 28, 2009 to the Inter-Municipal Liaison Committee by Alvaro Almuina of GHD Transportation, an external transportation consultant.
PresentationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)205KB This presentation was delivered by Regional staff from Legislative & Planning Services at the October and November 2009 ROPA 38 public open houses.
PresentationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)408KB This presentation was delivered by Ho Wong, Chief Planning Official, Legislative & Planning Services, at the April 21, 28, 29 and 30, 2009 Sustainable Halton public open houses.

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Sustainable Halton: Public Feedback

We are committed to capturing and sharing public feedback as we develop and refine Sustainable Halton. This section includes summaries of letters, emails and depositions from public meetings for:

  • Phase One Public Feedback and Staff Analysis of Comments
  • Phase Two Public Feedback
  • Phase Two Staff Analysis of Comments Received
  • Phase Three Public Feedback
  • Phase Three Staff Analysis of Comments Received
  • Phase Four Public Feedback and Staff Analysis of Comments Received

All of these materials have been edited to preserve the privacy of each individual submitting comments and ideas.

Phase One Public Feedback and Staff Analysis of Comments

All of this information is available in Staff report PPW162-07 Conclusion of Sustainable Halton Phase I: Technical Background Reports and Results of ConsultationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)307KB.

Phase Two Public Feedback

From June 11 to October 24, 2008, we collected public feedback on the Five Growth Concepts developed for Sustainable Halton plan.

We converted this data into PDF files with contact information removed from individual submissions to meet privacy legislation requirements.

The “Comments Received” section below shows all of the comments received from the Local Municipalities, public agencies, private companies and individuals. The “Staff Response” section shows Halton Region staff responses to this public feedback.

Comments Received on the Five Growth Concepts

Phase Two Staff Analysis of Comments Received

Here is the staff analysis and response to comments received during Phase Two of Sustainable Halton between June 11, 2008 - March 20, 2009.

Any comments received after March 20, 2009 are included in the Phase Three results below.

Phase Three Public Feedback

From April 21 to May 29, 2009, we collected public feedback on the final, proposed growth management plan and land use concept as well as on the details of ROPA 37 - An Amendment to Incorporate the Basic Requirements of the Provincial Places to Grow PlanAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF)121KB.

We merged this data, along with any feedback received after March 20, 2009, into PDF files with contact information removed from individual submissions to meet privacy legislation requirements. This file is now available.

Phase Three Staff Analysis of Comments Received

Halton Region planning staff analyzed the Phase Three public feedback and wrote responses to the comments received between March 20, 2009 and May 29, 2009.

We will respond to any comments received after May 29, 2009, but they may not be posted on the website.

Phase Four Public Feedback and Staff Analysis of Comments Received

From September through November 2009, we collected public feedback on ROPA 38 at two special statutory meetings and eight public open houses. The results of this work are shown in  three reports:

  1. Public Consultation on Proposed ROPA 38 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)207KB - details the public comments received.
  2. Response Document, Staff Analysis of Public Comments Received Sept. 30 to Nov. 19, 2009 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)1.6MB
  3. Response Document, Staff Analysis of Comments Received Nov. 20 to Dec. 10, 2009 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)491KB

Reports one and two are attachments to LPS114-09 (Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)68KB) which was released on November 27, 2009. Report 3 is an attachment to LPS118-09 (Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)42KB), released December 11, 2009.

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