Town’s future being shaped as council approves Working in Milton framework

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Published July 18, 2023 at 11:49 am

The roadmap that will define Milton’s future took another step towards completion last night.

Directions for the Working in Milton theme of We Make Milton, the Town’s Official Plan project, was endorsed by council at its meeting on Monday, July 17.

“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,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz.

“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.”

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.

“Thank you to everyone who continues to share feedback on We Make Milton, our new Official Plan project,” said Jill Hogan, commissioner of Development Services.

“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.”

We Make Milton, the new Official Plan project, will engage on growth-related topics of Growing in Milton later this year.

For more information, visit Let’s Talk Milton.

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