Milton’s Official Plan update, We Make Milton, advances
We Make Milton, the Town of Milton’s Official Plan project, took another step forward as Council endorsed policy directions for the Working in Milton theme that will help shape the future of Milton.
At its meeting on July 17, 2023, Council discussed and supported policy directions for the Working in Milton theme, which will help inform land-use decisions that affect Milton’s future employment base.
The Working in Milton topic papers explore policy options for how to:
- Protect Milton’s existing and future employment base.
- Accommodate and attract a spectrum of industries and businesses.
- Sustain and foster future employment growth through flexibility and adaptability.
- Address climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and air quality.
- Encourage employment intensification in mixed-use and strategic growth areas.
- Support and expand existing and future employment in rural areas.
Policy directions were developed based on community and stakeholder input, provincial, regional, and local legislation and guidance, and current planning best practices.
We Make Milton, the new Official Plan project, will engage on growth-related topics of Growing in Milton later this year.
In 2021, Milton Council endorsed a modern, forward-looking land-use vision for the new Official Plan that reflects our diverse, young and innovative community: ‘Milton 2051: Choice Shapes Us. In 2051, Milton offers a diversity of options for how and where we live, work, move and grow. As we evolve, choice is what shapes us.’
“The Council-endorsed policy directions for the new Official Plan’s Working in Milton topics – which address how we protect, grow and locate employment - align with the Council vision for the Town. This will help us continue to be a great place to work, live and play, as we continue to make Milton a Place of Possibility.”
- Mayor Gord Krantz, Town of Milton
“Thank you to everyone who continues to share feedback on We Make Milton, our new Official Plan project. This input matters and it has informed these policy directions that will help us manage change and achieve our land-use vision, Choice Shapes Us.”
- Jill Hogan, Commissioner, Development Services, Town of Milton