Halton Region Asking for Resident input on mandated growth plans

By: Laura Steiner
The Region of Halton is asking for feedback on the region’s growth plans.  Residents have until May 28 to provide comments on one of four growth concepts that will form the basis for the Region’s Official Plan review.
“From new housing to transit networks and business areas, we are planning for mandated growth as more residents and businesses choose to call Halton home,” Region Chair Gary Carr said.  The Official Plan will set out growth until the year 2051.  The Region has published a growth discussion paper on their website, that breaks down the plan into four different  concepts, listing their pros and cons as well as a questionnaire.
Growth is mandated by the province of Ontario.  The province requires Halton accommodate 1.1 million people and 500,000 jobs.