Livable Oakville Plan — Overview

Livable OakvilleLivable Oakville, the town's official plan for the lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407, was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) on May 10, 2011. The plan directs growth to identified growth areas while protecting the town's stable residential neighbourhoods, green spaces and employment lands to 2031. Moving forward, this plan will guide land use planning decisions in Oakville. The Livable Oakville plan is now in force except for policies that are the subject of appeals (noted within the plan).

Midtown Oakville, Uptown Core, Palermo, Bronte and Kerr Villages, and Downtown are clearly identified in the plan as growth areas. Planned growth in these areas will preserve, enhance and protect the distinct character, cultural heritage, living environment and sense of community in Oakville's established neighbourhoods.

The Livable Oakville plan, which was completed within the provincial time frame, conforms to the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement. The plan was shaped by six major studies, several background technical studies and extensive public consultation. Town Council unanimously adopted the Livable Oakville Official Plan in June 2009.

Next steps to implementing Livable Oakville include addressing the remaining site-specific appeals, preparing a new comprehensive zoning by-law, and developing new urban design guidelines and community improvement plans. The implementation work will be completed over the next few years.

2006 Official Plan

The 2006 consolidated official plan is the Plan of Record for complete applications received prior to May 10, 2011, and the parent plan for the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans. The consolidated 2006 version of the official plan incorporates all amendments and modifications approved by the Minister up to September 30, 2006.

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