HALTON HILLS, ON – At yesterday’s Council meeting, the lead consultant for Vision Georgetown provided an update on recommended changes to the Secondary Plan. Noting that a significant milestone had been reached, the presentation supported a comprehensive staff report that addressed agency and public submissions received on the draft Secondary Plan since the May 7, 2018 statutory public meeting. The Secondary Plan was developed in support of the vision and guiding principles for the new community including walkability, the protection of natural and cultural heritage features, the creation of a community core and other community focal points, convenient access to parks and public spaces, a mix of housing, opportunities for economic development and the promotion of resource and energy conservation.
Completion of the draft Secondary Plan was noted as a ‘historic’ moment for the Town, recognizing the challenge of accommodating major growth while retaining the small town charm for which the municipality has become known. “Completion of the Secondary Plan is the culmination of countless hours of work amongst a variety of stakeholders,” said Brent Marshall, Chief Administrative Officer. “It is a tremendous achievement to reconcile the various interests and develop a plan that meets the needs of the community now and in the future.”
The Secondary Plan will now be forwarded to Halton Region for approval.
Vision Georgetown is the name of the project to accommodate planned growth of up to 19,000 residents. The plan includes consideration of various critical infrastructure and amenities such as homes, businesses, schools and transportation corridors on a 1,000 acre parcel of land while balancing the preservation of natural heritage areas and allocating greenspace.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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