The official plans of municipalities within southern Ontario’s “greenbelt” are required to conform to the Province’s 2017 Greenbelt Plan.
Halton's Regional Official Plan
The 2009 review of the Halton's Regional Official Plan resulted in the adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 38 (ROPA 38), which was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. The majority of ROPA 38 is now in effect including many new general policies and employment targets to 2031.
The current Regional Official Plan Review will allocate forecasted population and employment growth to the lower tier municipalities in conformity with the 2019 Growth Plan.
The Halton Integrated Growth Management Strategy (IGMS) is a process currently being undertaken and coordinated by Halton Region to figure out where the people and jobs coming to the region should go. The Livable Oakville plan may need to be updated based on the results of the IGMS and how Halton Region decides to allocate the required population and employment growth to the lower tier municipalities.
An official plan amendment (OPA 26) was adopted by Council on April 16, 2018 to update commercial- and employment-related policies in the Livable Oakville Plan. The final report describes related work to be undertaken through other Official Plan Review projects.
Speers Road Corridor Study
The Speers Road Corridor Study build on work completed through the Employment and Commercial Review to further identify suitable long-term land uses and intensification opportunities along Speers Road that support the corridor's primary function as an Employment Area.
An official plan amendment (OPA 27) was adopted by Council on April 16, 2018 to update the policies applying to the Speers Road Corridor.
Other examinations related to the Official Plan Review include: