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Intensification Strategy

Town of Caledon Official Plan and Official Plan Amendment 226

Section 3.4.2.2 of the Town of Caledon Official Plan encourages all forms of residential intensification in parts of the Town's built up areas that have sufficient existing or planned infrastructure. As part of the Town's housing policies, intensification is one way of providing a full range of housing types, tenure and affordability. Specifically, Section 5.10.3.14 states residential intensification will generally be permitted in settlements where:

a.) The site or building can accommodate the form of development being proposed including appropriate consideration for environment, heritage resources and compatibility with the surround community; and

b.) The existing and planned services can support additional households

Section 5.10.4.5.2.8 also indicates that residential intensification development for underdeveloped or undeveloped lands would be permitted within Rural Service Centres. Finally, Section 4.2.1.3.2 states that the Town will prepare an intensification strategy.

Purpose of the Town of Caledon Intensification Strategy:

The Town of Caledon Intensification Strategy identifies opportunities for future development, redevelopment and infill within the Town's delineated built up area and designated Greenfield areas to 2031 and to 2041. The Intensification Strategy is one of several studies that assist in meeting current and future targets as assigned by the Region of Peel Official Plan and Town of Caledon Official Plan. The Intensification Strategy is a discussion paper about the differences between residential intensification and infill, the opportunities and constraints of intensification and how intensification will fit within the character of areas in the Town of Caledon. 

This work was conducted by a team of qualified consultants, The MBTW Group, engaged through RFP 2013-39: Consulting Services for an Intensification Strategy for the Town of Caledon.

Background Information:

Public Open House, May 4, 2015

Council Presentation, March 24, 2015

Public Sessions, February 18, 2014

Council Presentation, October 22, 2013

Council Workshop, June 25, 2013

Resources

  1. Provincial Policy Statement, 2005
  2. Growth Plan of Greater Golden Horseshoe
  3. Region of Peel Official Plan
  4. Town of Caledon Official Plan
  5. Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 226
  6. RFP 2013-39: Consulting Services for an Intensificaton Strategy for the Town of Caledon (914 kb, pdf)

Contact

For information please contact Marisa Williams, Senior Policy Planner, Development Approvals and Planning Policy, 905-584-2272 x. 4264 or via email.