If an upper-tier municipality has official plan policies for a protected major transit station area, a lower tier municipality is required to include policies in its official plan that identify:
the uses of land and of buildings or structures; and
the minimum densities for buildings and structures,
within one year from the day the policies in the upper-tier municipality’s official plan identifying the protected major station area come into effect.
If the lower-tier municipality fails to do this, the council of the upper-tier municipality shall amend the official plan of the lower-tier municipality in the like manner and subject to the same requirements and procedures as the council that failed to make the amendment within the one year period. This is in contrast to other scenarios under section 27, where the upper-tier municipality may amend the lower-tier municipality’s official plan to conform with the upper-tier municipality’s official plan if council of the lower-tier municipality fails to make the amendment within the one-year period.