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Provincial Policy Statement

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The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) is the statement of the government’s policies on land use planning. It applies province-wide and provides clear policy direction on land use planning to promote strong communities, a strong economy, and a clean and healthy environment.

It includes policies on key issues that affect our communities, such as:

  • the efficient use and management of land and infrastructure
  • protection of the environment and resources
  • ensuring appropriate opportunities for employment and residential development, including support for a mix of uses

Municipalities use the PPS to develop their official plans and to guide and inform decisions on other planning matters.

The PPS is issued under section 3 of the Planning Act and all decisions affecting land use planning matters "shall be consistent with" the Provincial Policy Statement.