News release

Town of Milton Council endorsed a “Halton Balanced” growth concept at their meeting on Tuesday, June 22. This growth concept is in response to Halton Region’s current consultation of their five growth concepts as part of their Official Plan review. Milton Council directed town staff to develop an alternative to the Growth Options presented by the Region that responds to Milton’s growth requirements to 2051 and supports the Town’s long-term sustainability. 

“As a Town, we cannot accept any growth scenario that does not expand our existing employment lands supply,” said Milton Mayor, Gord Krantz. “We are committed, through our long-term planning, to building a Milton where residents can live, work, and play. This is how we build complete communities.”

The approved report by Council presents the “Halton Balanced” growth concept that is supported by the Province’s A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2020 and the Provincial Land Needs Assessment Methodology for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2020.  

“For Milton, a boundary expansion of the whitebelt is critical,” continued Mayor Krantz. “This will ensure that Milton is able to strategically manage anticipated growth pressures and to ensure the proper use and allocation of land from now until 2051. The Halton Balanced plan supports short, medium, and long-term economic growth and stability not only locally, but also regionally.”

The “Halton Balanced” Growth Concept would support sustainable future growth in Milton and Halton Region through the following important growth objectives: 

  • Directing growth strategically by reinforcing intensification along transit corridors and Major Transit Station Areas in the Region;
  • Providing a market-based, realistic and achievable supply of housing for the Region;
  • Facilitating the efficient use of land in line with existing and planned Regional infrastructure;
  • Ensuring a healthy inventory of employment lands;
  • Increasing densities in greenfield areas; and
  • Creating mixed-use, compact, complete communities, while protecting the Provincial Greenbelt, the Region’s Natural Heritage System and a large proportion of Agricultural lands in the Region.  

Milton’s growth vision will enable a highly sustainable, livable and prosperous community, by taking a focused, planned and practical approach to building a complete community. To learn more about Milton’s strategy for growth, visit the Town’s complete community web page.

For more information about the Halton Balanced Growth Concept, please read the Milton’s Response to the Growth Concepts staff report. Residents can also have their say on the Region’s growth concepts, until July 15, by visiting Halton Region’s website.

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