The City of Peterborough is subject to the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which prescribes policies to promote the creation of complete communities, support the vitality of the downtown and the economy, curb urban sprawl, and protect the natural heritage system. This is addressed partly through the achievement of intensification and density targets for key growth areas of the City, namely the: Urban Growth Centre (i.e., Downtown Core), Built-up Area, and Designated Greenfield Areas. The new Official Plan will provide the policy framework to implement the strategy and manage the growth of the city.

Draft Official Plan document

After more than two years of consultation and activity on the development of the City's new Official Plan, we are pleased to release the draft Official Plan for your review and feedback.

Download the Draft Official Plan document   Give us your feedback

Public engagement and meetings

An online survey was available from December 7, 2017 to January 19, 2018 to obtain community feedback on the growth management strategy of the Official Plan.

On February 7 and 14, 2018, the City hosted four (4) pop-up events at Trent University, Lansdowne Place and Peterborough Square to discuss growth management with the community.

A summary of the survey results and pop-up events is available in the Growth Management Survey Summary Report.

Growth Management Survey Summary Report


On March 19, 2018, Council supported the exploration of alternative intensification and density targets for the Official Plan. Details are available in Staff Report PLPD18-005.