The Town of Halton Hills is reviewing and updating the Hamlet of Glen Williams Secondary Plan to reflect changes to provincial and regional policy documents. As part of this review, the current design guidelines for the Hamlet will be updated to incorporate best practices which are sensitive to the community context.
The review will be a community-integrated process that is shaped by input from the public and key stakeholders.
Information and updates will be posted to this webpage as they become available.
The Glen Williams Secondary Plan Review will be carried out in four phases.
Secondary Plans are prepared to allow for more detailed area or issue-based planning in newly developed areas or other areas where specific issues and concerns are identified such are related to public spaces, parks and urban design. Secondary Plans are part of the Official Plan, and subject to the full Official Plan Amendment process.
Why is the Glen Williams Secondary Plan being updated?
The existing Secondary Plan came into full force and effect in 2007, once all appeals were settled at the Ontario Municipal Board. The planning horizon for the existing Glen Williams Secondary Plan is 2021. As a result, the Hamlet of Glen Williams Secondary Plan preceded a number of provincial and regional plans, which have revised policy directions for growth and development in Ontario. In addition, Town staff and the Glen Williams Community Association (i.e. GWCA-HGWRA) have identified a number of local issues that require further review and consideration as part of this Review. A scoped review of the Hamlet of Glen Williams Secondary Plan is timely and will enable the Town to appropriately respond to these planning considerations.
What area of the Town will be covered during the review?
The Hamlet of Glen Williams as identified on Schedule H4-1 Glen Williams Land Use Plan is included in the review. Schedule H41 Glen Williams
What will the review accomplish?
Conformity to Provincial and Regional Plans
Confirmation that the goals and objectives of the Secondary Plan remain relevant
Updated Hamlet Design policies and guidelines that reflect best practices which are sensitive to the community context
Updated natural heritage and environmental policies to conform to provincial and regional policy while acknowledging the existing community context of Glen Williams (e.g., Hamlet that provides transition between )
What is the timing and process of the review?
The review will take approximately 18 months to be completed by spring of 2021. The review will be completed in 4 phases.
Phase 1- Background and Key Findings
Phase 2- community Vision
Phase 3- Policy Formulation
Phase 4- Recommended Plan
How can I stay informed and provide my comments?
Updates and information related to the review will be posted on this webpage. Notices of upcoming public engagement events will also be advertised in the Georgetown Independent and Free Press and through the Town of Halton Hills social media accounts.
To speak with someone at the Town regarding this project, contact:
Melissa Ricci M.Sc.,MCIP,
RPPSenior Planner- Policy
905-873-2601 ext. 2302
For more information please contact:
Town of Halton Hills 1 Halton Hills Drive Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
Phone: 905-873-2600 ext. 2302
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