REGIONAL PLAN REVIEW
The Regional Plan is a long-term strategy that sets out a framework for growth and change in the Halifax Regional Municipality. We are currently reviewing the Regional Plan and seeking public input to help guide our work.
What does the review entail? We are evaluating our land-use policies and making sure they represent the direction Council would like to set. We are contemplating how the municipality is physically organized and growing. We’re asking a few key questions during the review:
•The first is: How are we growing? How do we locate housing and employment in smart (strategic) locations, so that growth can happen easily, and in a way that furthers the municipality's most important goals?
•The second is: Where should we grow? Where are the best places to locate residential and employment growth?
Incorporating Regional Council’s aspirations for a sustainable future, such as the Integrated Mobility Plan’s mode share targets and the emissions reduction targets in HalifACT, allow us to update our modelling and assess how different land use growth scenarios might interact with these long-term objectives. Part of the Regional Plan Review will look at ways to make it easier for people to move around the region. The Regional Plan links land use and our mobility system by focusing on the movement of people, not just vehicles, be it by walking, rolling, cycling, transit or in a vehicle.
Visit the webpage to see how you can get involved with the Regional Plan Review.