Land Use Planning Profile

There is a requirement per the Planning Act for the City of Hamilton to make decisions, recommendations, and comments on several pieces of legislation and associated regulations, which are applicable to land use planning for long range planning purposes.

This service also includes preparation of secondary plans and neighbourhood plans that provide a guide for future development for small areas or neighbourhoods, as well as the development of neighbourhood based strategies, policies and programs to address area specific matters or topic specific matters for Community Planning.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Official Plans
  • Secondary Plans
  • Special Studies (Community)
  • Special Studies (Long-Range)

Type of Service

  • Public facing


  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement (Official Plans)
  • Core Municipal Service (Secondary Plans, Special Studies)

Primary Funding Sources

  • Net Levy

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated (Planning Act, Niagara Escarpment Planning & Development Act, Parkway Belt West Act, Greenbelt Act, Places to Grow Act, Conservation Authorities Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Ontario Heritage Act)


Performance Measures

Metrics coming in future releases

Strategin Plan Priority - Economic Prosperity & Growth