The Official Plan is one of the Town of Aurora’s primary tools to direct the actions of local government, shape development decisions and manage growth in the short and long-term. The Plan establishes the vision, corresponding principles and supporting policies to guide the Town’s evolution and development to the year 2031, for all lands in the Town of Aurora.
The Plan is written to direct change in accordance with Provincial and Region of York policy, with a new emphasis on the development of a complete community, environmental responsibility, support for transit and the efficient use of infrastructure. The Plan is also written to guide the process of evaluating the suitability of land use and/or built form change through its policies and the subsequent planning approval process.
When land use and/or built form change is proposed, the Plan is intended to provide clear direction to Council, both in general terms related to the long-term vision, as well as through specific policies through which to evaluate the appropriateness of change and the degree to which proposed changes are considered compatible development and are in the public interest.
OPA No. 48