Provincial Policy Statement 2014

On February 24, 2014, The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released the highly anticipated, long-awaited Provincial Policy Statement.

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The new PPS, 2014 comes into effect on April 30, 2014 and contains the province’s policies concerning land use planning for Ontario. The new policies give better direction for supporting healthy active communities, strong economies and the responsible management of resources in a clean and healthy environment. Additionally, the PPS 2014 is seeing that different regions of the province face different challenges and thus provides direction and additional flexibility to help all communities flourish, including northern and rural communities.

MMAH have also prepared two complementary draft documents for discussion. These highlight the policies in the PPS, 2014 that affect planning in Northern Ontario and rural Ontario, particularly those that have been added or revised since the Provincial Policy Statement, 2005. The discussion period for these draft documents ends April 25, 2014.

For highlights of the new policies and an overview of the key changes, please visit the “Highlights of New Policies: Provincial Policy Statement, 2014” page. The PPS, 2014 and the draft Northern and Rural primers are available for download at www.ontario.ca/pps.

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