An official plan describes municipal council policies on how land in your community should be used. 

Milton’s Official Plan sets long-term goals and objectives for our community, guides our by-laws and informs Council on land-use decisions and how to manage change.

The Official Plan seeks to foster:

  • A diverse and vibrant economy.
  • A safe, liveable and healthy community.
  • A Town with heritage, identity and character.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Conservation, stewardship and enhancement of natural areas.
  • Efficient land use.
  • Community design that puts people first.
  • Responsible, cost-effective local government and services.

Milton Official Plan, January 2024 consolidation

View the Official Plan

This version of the Official Plan is a consolidation of the Official Plan policies and amendments as of January 2024 (Part B, Sections 1-5 and Part C, and schedules). It is provided for information purposes only. For legal purposes, reference should be made to the original certified documents which are on file with the Town Clerk including Official Plan Amendments No. 31 to 78 (excluded OPA 54 & 62) as approved by Town Council, The Region of Halton, or the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)/Local Planning Tribunal (LPAT)/Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).

Table of Contents and Part A – The Preamble

Part B – The Official Plan

Part C – Secondary Plans/Character Area Plans

Part D – Appendixes

Official Plan maps and schedules

Amending the Official Plan

The Official Plan can change by amending policies and/or maps. These amendments follow a process prescribed by the Planning Act and can be initiated by an applicant or the municipality.  Before beginning, please review our Milton planning application process, which outlines and describes our development review process.

If you have any questions about an amendment please contact Development Services.

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Updating the Official Plan

We are updating our Official Plan with policies to manage growth in our community to the year 2051. Launched in July 2019, We Make Milton is a multi-year Official Plan review and update. Each stage strives to engage the public, so that the new Official Plan reflects the needs of our community.

Get Involved in the Project

To request information in an alternative format, please fill out the request for alternate formats form. You can also make a request by email or call us at 905-878-7252 ext. 2109.