Special Planning and Development Council Decision(s)

March 22, 2021

 

 


AGENDA ITEM(S)

 

1.

Public Meeting Report - Town-initiated Official Plan Amendment - Midtown Oakville Urban Growth Centre (File No. 42.15.59)

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department, March 9, 2021

 

 

1.

That the staff report titled “Public Meeting Report – Town-initiated Official Plan Amendment – Midtown Oakville Urban Growth Centre (File No. 42.15.59)”, prepared by the Planning Services Department and dated March 9, 2021, be received.

 

2.

That comments from Council and the public with respect to the draft town-initiated official plan amendment to implement the findings of the Midtown Oakville Growth Area Review (File No. 42.15.59) be received.

 

 

2.

Recommendation Report - Town-initiated Official Plan Amendment - The North West Area and Palermo Village, Excluding the Hospital District (File No. 42.24.23) - By-law 2021-043

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department, March 9, 2021

 

 

1.    That the proposed town-initiated Official Plan Amendment Number 34 (OPA34) (North West Area and Palermo Village, Excluding the Hospital District, File 42.24.23) be adopted on the basis that it is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, conforms or does not conflict with applicable Provincial Plans, the Region of Halton Official Plan and the Livable Oakville Plan, has regard for matters of Provincial interest, and represents good planning for the reasons set out in the report from the Planning Services department save and except the following policies:

 

              i.        Items 7a. “Extending the Growth Area North to the 407 Corridor” and 7b. “Shifting the proposed NHS linkage North” be deferred and staff provide further information and research to Council for consideration;

 

            ii.        Section 22.4.2 be deferred and staff be directed to report back to Council with enhanced policies on cultural heritage; and

 

           iii.        Section 22.4.1(r) Parking be deferred and staff be directed to return the policy upon the completion of the Parking Strategy.

 

2.    Staff to report back in June with an update on items i), ii) and iii).

 

3.    That notice of Council’s decision reflect that Council has fully considered all written and oral submissions relating to this matter and that those comments have been appropriately addressed.

 

 

3.

Regional Official Plan Review - Growth Concepts Discussion Paper - Integrated Growth Management Strategy

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department, March 9, 2021

 

 

1.      That the Report Titled Regional Official Plan Review – Growth Concepts Discussion Paper – Integrated Growth Management Strategy dated
March 9, 2021, be received.

2.      That, in addition to the comments in the staff report, the following resolution be forwarded to Halton Region as the Town’s position:

WHEREAS Phase 2 of Halton’s Regional Official Plan Review is underway and involves research, technical analysis and community engagement around key themes; and

WHEREAS the key theme of growth management is focused on directing required population and employment growth to achieve conformity with the province’s 2019, Growth Plan, as amended; and

WHEREAS population and employment growth in Halton Region already is planned to 2031 as a result of the last Regional Official Plan Review from 2009; and

WHEREAS the 2019 Growth Plan, as amended, now requires Halton to plan for an additional 20 years from 2031 to 2051 to accommodate a total population of 1.1 million and total jobs of 500,000; and

WHEREAS Halton is exploring issues and opportunities related to growth management through the Integrated Growth Management Strategy; and

WHEREAS as part of the Integrated Growth Management Strategy Halton has released a series of reports, the latest of which is the Growth Concepts Discussion Paper; and

WHEREAS the Growth Concepts Discussion Paper profiles four Growth Concepts based on ‘Local Plans and Priorities’ as well as an evaluation of the four Growth Concepts and their supporting technical analysis work; and

WHEREAS Halton Region Council has expressed strong concern about loss of agriculture land and negative impacts that growth beyond the existing settlement area boundary will have on future food security; and

WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness of the loss of security our society suffers when we allow ourselves to become dependent on other countries for essentials; and

WHEREAS the technical analysis associated with Concept 3 of the Growth Concepts Discussion Paper has demonstrated that all population growth and a considerable proportion of employment growth to 2051 could be accommodated within the existing settlement area boundary; and

WHEREAS a greater proportion of employment growth can be accommodated in the existing settlement area boundary if  Mixed Use is used to model land use for employment; and

WHEREAS a Climate Emergency was declared in 2019 by all local municipalities in Halton (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville) and the Region of Halton; and

WHEREAS accommodating growth through 2051 within the existing settlement area boundary is a positive way to respond to the Climate Emergency;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED Halton Region be requested to develop and add to the public consultation work an analysis that builds on Concept 3 and proposes to accommodate growth to 2051 based on no expansion at all of the existing Halton settlement area boundary and creation of a new permanent Food Belt/Agriculture Preserve; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED Halton Region be requested to provide an assessment of the relative impact on green house gas emissions that would reasonably be expected to be associated with each of the Growth Concepts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED Halton Region communicate this resolution to the public, other municipalities, organizations of municipalities, Halton MPPs and MPs, and interested government ministries.

 

 

 

3.      That the report titled Regional Official Plan Review – Growth Concepts Discussion Paper – Integrated Growth Management Strategy dated
March 9, 2021, be forwarded for information to Halton Region, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, Credit Valley Conservation, Grand River Conservation Authority and Conservation Halton.

 

 

4.

Regional Official Plan Review - Draft Regional Plan Amendment 48 - An Amendment to Define a Regional Structure

 

 

-             Report from Planning Services Department, March 9, 2021

 

 

1.

That the report titled Regional Official Plan Review - Draft Regional Plan Amendment 48 - An Amendment to Define a Regional Structure dated March 9, 2021, be received.

 

2.

That the report titled Regional Official Plan Review - Draft Regional Plan Amendment 48 - An Amendment to Define a Regional Structure dated March 9, 2021, be submitted to Halton Region as part of the statutory process for ROPA 48 and the Regional Official Plan Review.

 

3.

That the report titled Regional Official Plan Review - Draft Regional Plan Amendment 48 - An Amendment to Define a Regional Structure dated March 9, 2021, be forwarded for information to the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, Credit Valley Conservation, Grand River Conservation Authority and Conservation Halton.

 

 

CONSIDERATION AND READING OF BY-LAWS

 

That the following by-law(s) be passed:

 

2021-054

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council.