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ReThink London - Planning for Growth in London


RETHINK LONDON - Planning for Growth in London

ReThink London - Land Needs Background Study December 10, 2013

ReThink London - Land Needs Background Study November 26, 2013

ReThink London - Land Needs Background Study July 23, 2013

ReThink London – Land Needs Background Study June 18, 2013

•    Staff Report and Recommendation - Land Needs Background Study for the 2011 Official Plan Review
•    Draft Land Needs Background Study - 2011-2031 ReThink London Land Needs Background Study  

The Land Needs Background Study is prepared as a background document to the City of London’s new Official Plan (2011) that will arise from the Rethink London process.  The purpose of the Land Needs Background Study is to determine whether a justification exists under the provisions of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and the City’s Official Plan to add additional land into the designated urban growth area to accommodate anticipated growth in population, housing and employment for the City of London for the 20 year planning period.  The Study concludes that there is no justification to amend the City’s Urban Growth Boundary and there are sufficient lands identified to meet the projected 20 year demand for land.   

ReThink London - Growth Forecasts October 15, 2012

•    Staff Report and Recommendation - City of London Growth Projections 2011-204"
•    Altus Group Economic Consulting Report - Employment, Population, Housing and Non-Residential Construction Projections, City of London, 2011 Update (September 7, 2012)

Altus Group Economic Consulting has been retained by the City of London to prepare growth projections for population, employment, housing and non-residential construction (industrial commercial and institutional) to the year 2041.  The growth forecasts provide an important foundation for city initiatives including:

•    the Official Plan (including growth plan and land needs study);
•    the 2014 Development Charges Study;
•    the Industrial Land Development Strategy;
•    facilities planning (e.g., recreation centres, community centres, libraries);
•    engineering master servicing plans; and,
•    for business planning purposes.

City Council has established a population growth rate target of 2% for the city's future.  Initiatives are underway through the London Prosperity Plan to accelerate London's economy and to further enhance the city's image as a desirable place for the future investment.  The growth forecasts presented in the attached draft report, however, provide a baseline for anticipated growth for planning purposes.  As the city's growth rate increased, the initiatives based on these growth forecasts can be adjusted.

ReThink London - Draft Growth Forecasts July, 2012

•    Information Report - City of London Growth Projections 2011-2041
•    Draft Altus Report - Employment, Population, Housing and Non-Residential Construction Projections, City of London, 2011 Update

Committee of Whole - September 20, 2011

•    Presentation - Planning for Growth in London and Southwestern Ontario
 

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