According to the Planning and Subdivision Act (2010), the Secondary Plan shall be prepared for Secondary Planning Areas defined in a Land Use Plan in order to

(a) ensure the better planning and regeneration of selected areas;
(b) provide a process and a framework for addressing planning issues affecting or characterizing specific areas; (c) strengthen existing developed areas and to facilitate, where desirable, appropriate and orderly redevelopment;
(d) ensure the orderly, efficient and appropriate development of large tracts of vacant or underutilized land;
(e) ensure that desirable characteristics of an area are protected and enhanced.

Plan Characterization