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Official Plan Update

The City of Peterborough is in the process of completing an update of its Official Plan, a legal document which sets the vision and direction that shapes the growth and development of the city to the year 2041. By the year 2041, the City is expected to grow to a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs – an increase of about 32,000 people and 10,000 jobs from 2016.

The Official Plan is being developed with input from the community. We invite you to be engaged in the process and to get involved. With your input, we can develop a plan to help achieve the desired future of our community.

Have your say in our community vision and future - the latest survey is available here from December 7, 2017 to January 18, 2018:

Official Plan Growth Management Survey

Paper copies of the survey are available at the Front Desk at City Hall and Planning Reception Desk on the Lower Level at City Hall. The paper version of the survey may also be printed out at home (click here to access the paper version).

Click here to view the results of the previous survey on the Official Plan's Vision & Guiding Principles.  

Stay informed on upcoming opportunities to provide your input.

Why should I participate in the Official Plan Update?

Whether you work or live in the city, the Official Plan affects just about every aspect of your daily life – it provides strategic policy direction on the:

  • Affordability and availability of a range of housing types;
  • Transportation choice and connectivity within the city and beyond;
  • Location and physical form of housing and employment areas;
  • Location and range of community services and amenities;
  • Design of our neighbourhoods, buildings, streets, and spaces; 
  • Environmental protection and sustainability measures; and,
  • Construction of infrastructure such as sewers, water mains, transit, and roads.

All and all, the Official Plan ensures the growth and development of a city is managed to balance the interests in our built, natural, economic, and social environments and sets the priorities for our city’s future.

We thank the many people who have contributed their time and ideas to the development of the Official Plan so far.