An Interim Control By-Law (ICBL) is a tool available to Ontario municipalities as part of the Planning Act. An ICBL places a temporary “freeze” on the development of certain lands while a municipality is studying or reviewing its land use policies. The restrictions can only be imposed for one year, with a maximum extension of a second year. Once an ICLB is no longer in effect, a subsequent ICBL may not be imposed on those same lands for three years. (from Town of Caledon website)

An ICBL is not appealable in its first year. If it is extended for a second year, the extension can be appealed.

  • 2022: we engaged the services of Professional Planners to review Caledon's aggregate policies 
  • Highlight of results as outlined in the Briefing Note:

"The results of this planning assessment are clear. While no municipality performed exceptionally well for overall aggregate policy strength, the Town of Caledon ranks the lowest out of all top aggregate producing municipalities in Ontario. Overall, concerning aggregate extraction, Caledon has a general lack of policy content and a highly permissive policy context, with minimaldescription, tests, and terminology.

Local planning matters to communities. Highly permissive and weak policy contexts do not foster public confidence in municipal governance. Given increasing public concern for the climate, local planning processes need to demonstrate relevancy to today and offer higher standards of effectiveness and rigour to remain defensible. This report identifies a genuine policy gap that needs to be addressed prior to further municipal aggregate review."

Pits stretching across 7 km in Caledon

map of pits in Caledon