Presenter: David Twigg BA(Hons) Pg Cert MRTPI MCIP RPP
David Twigg is a Senior Planner at the Town of Milton. He specializes in Policy and Urban Design; providing advice on a full range of development applications, policy matters and town initiated projects. David has 30 years of experience as a planning professional in the public sector. Before moving to Canada, David led the team preparing the ‘Official Plan’ for the cathedral city of Chichester in southern England. Prior to that he lived and worked in the small independent island state of Guernsey. There he held various planning positions, ultimately leading the review of the island’s strategic plan. For the Town of Milton, David has prepared in-house urban design guidelines for tall and mid-rise buildings, urban design concepts for town owned lands in the Downtown, an urban design visualization for the Milton Education Village, and development application guidelines for Urban Design Briefs. David is the Town`s project lead for the Milton Education Village and the Milton Mobility Hub.
The Province is expecting municipalities to place greater emphasis on promoting intensification in urban areas across Ontario. Appropriately located and well-designed mid-rise and tall buildings with mixed uses, amenities and community services close to transit, can contribute to healthy and sustainable communities. At the same time, it is evident that introducing taller and higher density built forms in a predominantly low-rise community can also raise concerns about perceived or potential impacts. Milton`s urban design guidelines assist with interpreting the general intent and purpose of Official Plan policies and clearly illustrate the features that are desirable for the appropriate development of mid-rise buildings.
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