Monday, June 27, 2016 1:15 pm ·  0 Comments
By Gisele Shaw
The Province of Ontario is inviting the public to provide feedback on its proposed changes to the four provincial land use plans (Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan).
The four plans work together to manage growth, build complete communities, curb sprawl and protect the natural environment. Ministry staff will be at Oakville Town Hall on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 5 pm to 8 pm to answer questions about the proposed changes to the plans. No registration is required.
“As a municipality our ability to control growth and protect green space is determined by provincial requirements and growth targets,” Mayor Burton said. “It’s critical that residents come out to provide input and learn about potential changes to those requirements.”
Oakville currently meets provincial requirements and growth targets through its Livable Oakville Official Plan, which sets out the mix of residential, employment, recreational, natural and cultural land uses necessary to create a livable and sustainable community.
The province initiated a coordinated review of its four plans in 2015 with extensive input from the public, stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and an expert advisory panel chaired by David Crombie. As a result, the province is recommending numerous changes to its plans.
Proposed changes include:
The province is inviting members of the public to submit their written comments and feedback on the proposed changes by September 30, 2016.
David Crombie, Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Plan, Livable Oakville Official Plan, Mayor Rob Burton, Natural Environment, Niagara Escarpment Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conversation Plan, Oakville Town Hall