Council

Open House – Caledon Whitebelt Visioning Exercise

Farm field at sunset
Written by Patti Foley

UPDATE: THE TOWN OF CALEDON HAS POSTPONED THIS OPEN HOUSE

Open House – November 1, 2017
6:30 p.m. Open House | 7:00 p.m. Presentation
Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon


Introduction

In an important step for the future growth of the Town of Caledon, Council directed planning staff on October 20, 2015 to initiate a visioning exercise for the “Whitebelt”.

“This exercise will help to build a truly Caledon plan, designed by our community, “said Town of Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson. “I am hoping this will also provide for a better understanding of Provincial Planning Policy and its local impacts.”

The “Whitebelt” is the area outside the Greenbelt Plan and existing settlement areas in south Caledon (see Figure 1 below).

This area forms about 15% of the Town of Caledon and contains approximately 10,500 hectares of developable land.  It is designated Prime Agricultural Area and Environmental Policy Area in the Town’s Official Plan.  A 400-series highway is being planned to go across this area by the province.  Under the provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017), the “Whitebelt” is eligible for future growth.

The “Whitebelt” Visioning Exercise will look at all land uses, such as residential, commercial, institutional, agriculture and environmental protection in addition to employment lands across the entire “Whitebelt”.  The public will have ample opportunities to participate and contribute to a long term vision for the “Whitebelt”.

Find out more about the Whitebait Visioning Exercise here

Map Whitebait Study Area

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.