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As part of the town’s Official Plan Review, we are looking at the lands along Speers Road to determine an appropriate policy framework to guide future land uses and development which will harmonize land use and transportation planning objectives.
Through this study, recommendations for new or revised policies for Speers Road will be provided which consider land use, intensification, and compatibility with adjacent areas, transportation including active transportation and transit, as well as urban design among other matters identified through the review process. Public engagement opportunities will be provided as part of the review to help inform future policies to guide long-term land use and development.
On April 16, 2018, Planning and Development Council hosted a statutory public meeting to consider a staff recommended town-initiated official plan amendment (OPA) for the Speers Road Corridor Special Policy Area. At the meeting, Council adopted the Official Plan Amendment to introduce specific policies to the Livable Oakville Plan for the employment lands pertaining to the Speers Road Corridor Special Policy Area. The adopted amendment is currently at the Region of Halton for approval.
A town-initiated official plan amendment (OPA) is proposed for the Speers Road Corridor which is intended to confirm long term land uses and opportunities for intensification suitable for the area. Public information meetings about the proposed OPA were held on October 24 and November 6, 2017. Information about the Employment and Commercial Review proposed OPA was also presented.
A statutory public meeting about the proposed OPA, as required by the Planning Act, was hosted by Planning and Development Council on November 6, 2017. Attendees provided input about the proposed OPA directly to Planning and Development Council. No Council decision was made at this meeting.
On March 20, 2017, the Livable Oakville Council Subcommittee received a report from staff providing a review of the policy documents and plans which may impact the long-term land uses and intensification opportunities along Speers Road. The report also provides a preliminary analysis of the conditions along the corridor, as well as policy directions to be considered as part of a future policy development phase of the study.
On September 11, 2017, the Livable Oakville Council Subcommittee received a report from staff providing draft policies intended to guide future development and change along Speers Road. The draft policies are for discussion purposes. A public open house will be scheduled to discuss the draft policies to solicit public comments and feedback.
Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3261