Understanding the Fundamentals of the Growth Plan

In order to contribute to the 10-year review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Neptis has prepared a discussion paper explaining key features of the Plan, highlighting questions surrounding its implementation, and presenting evidence on its results to date.

The Province is currently conducting stakeholder meetings to discuss the four land use plans in the Greater Golden Horseshoe including the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, the Greenbelt Plan and the Growth Plan.

Neptis hopes that this Brief will provide a guide to how the Growth Plan works, evidence about its results to date, and useful comparisons to suggest what more could be done.

This discussion paper answers three questions. (1) How does the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe work? (2) Is the region running out of land for development? (3) Have development patterns changed since the Plan was established?

You can read the full brief as a PDF, download it or read it on the website as chapters by following the links on the side.