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Notice of Adoption of Official Plan

On June 23, 2022, Regional Council approved By-law 2022-47 adopting the Niagara Official Plan.

The new plan has been sent to the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval.

Niagara Official Plan

After four years of extensive community consultation, the Planning and Economic Development Committee considered the recommendation report to adopt a new Niagara Official Plan on June 15, 2022, and approved the report's recommendations, allowing for Regional Council to adopt the plan on June 23, 2022.

Making our mark

The new Niagara Official Plan is a long-term land use planning document that shapes and defines our community for future generations through policies that set out what we protect, where and how the region will grow, and policy tools for success.

The new plan is the first comprehensive review since the original policy plan was approved in 1973. Once approved by the Province, the new plan will replace the existing official plan.

Key components and supporting studies

The plan includes land-use policies that cover topics like Niagara's natural environment, climate change, land needs, growth allocations, housing, transportation, urban design, employment lands and agriculture.

These variables are all interconnected, and must be considered holistically to plan for communities that are sustainable, resilient, vibrant and thriving.

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