Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee, required under the Planning Act, provides advice to Regional Council and staff regarding the development of the new Regional Official Plan. Committee members review information and comment on content and the comprehension of policies.

The Regional Official Plan is a policy document that provides a land use based strategy for managing growth in Niagara. It is a document that reflects provincial planning regulations and policy, defines Regional policy and provides direction to local area municipalities. Within this context the new Regional Official Plan will cover:

  • Sustainable development
  • Land supply
  • Employment land
  • Housing
  • Agriculture
  • Natural heritage
  • Climate change
  • Aggregates

The Planning Advisory Committee was formed in the Spring of 2018 and consists of eight citizen representatives with professional expertise, reflecting the contents of the Regional Official Plan, to enable input from both a professional and citizen perspective.

The term of membership is two years, and up to four committee members can serve one consecutive term.

Meetings are generally held in the evening, approximately once every two months and generally not longer than two hours.

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