Guelph, Ont., December 15, 2015 – Last evening Council approved the terms of reference for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan study—the first step in the planning process to develop the southernmost portion of the city.
“The approved terms of reference outlines the project’s scope and purpose including the studies required to explore land use, infrastructure, transportation connections, natural heritage features, and parks and trails within Guelph’s last unplanned 520 hectares,” says Stacey Laughlin, the City’s senior policy planner.
The City developed the terms of reference with input from the County of Wellington, the Township of Puslinch, Grand River Conservation Authority, local property owners, developers and community members.
Establishing the terms of reference is part of the first phase of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan study. In 2016, the City will hire a consultant, through a competitive bidding process. The consultant will conduct specialized studies and then prepare the Secondary Plan. The remaining three phases of the secondary plan will be implemented over the next four years.
“Secondary plan projects are often complex and take years to implement,” explains Laughlin. “Throughout this secondary plan process, the City will gather data, engage the community, and complete technical studies related to environmental impacts, municipal services, traffic and active transportation to inform the final Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan.”
About the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Study
The Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Study will help Guelph plan the last greenfield area within the city. The Secondary Plan will establish a range and mix of land use designations to help achieve the City’s vision to plan a complete and healthy community and support future urban growth.
For more information
Stacey Laughlin, Senior Policy Planner
Planning, Urban Design and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2327