Policies in the Regional Official Plan related to natural hazards are being reviewed and updated.
Notice of Decision – Approval of the Region of Peel Official Plan
On November 4, 2022, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a decision to approve the new Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP) with 44 modifications. Download the Notice of Decision. Learn more about the Notice of Decision.
The new RPOP, as modified, came into effect as of November 4, 2022, replacing the previous Region of Peel Official Plan. The Minister's decision is final and there are no appeals.
The approved RPOP with Provincial modifications can be found on the Download the Peel Regional Official Plan page.
Regional Council Adoption of the new Region of Peel Official Plan
Regional Council passed By-law 20-2022 to adopt the new RPOP on April 28, 2022.
The Council Adopted RPOP was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval.
Email Planning and Development Services to join our notification list, and stay up to date on the new RPOP.
Wildland fires are fires that burn in treed or forested areas.
Wildland fires can help natural ecosystems renew and stay healthy, but wildland fires near developed communities can cause property damage. They can also affect our health and safety.
The wildland fire discussion paper provides information on the Province's policy for wildland fire hazards.
The new Region of Peel Official Plan policies:
- require that new developments be appropriately designed or built far away from areas at risk of wildland fires; and,
- introduce policies and mapping to ensure wildland fire mitigation measures are in place.
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4350.
- Age-friendly planning
- Aggregates resources and excess soil
- Agriculture and rural systems
- Climate change
- Greenlands system
- Growth management
- Health and the built environment
- Major transit station areas
- Other focus areas (including cultural heritage, Indigenous engagement, and waste management, and rural settlement boundary refinement)
- Provincial Greenbelt plans (including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan)
- Settlement area boundary expansion
- Wildland fires
- Water resources