An Invite To You from Ontario’s Ministers of Municipal Affairs & Natural Resources and Forestry
Posted August 10th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper – For everyone out there in Niagara, Ontario and elsewhere in the province who cares about protecting and preserving what is left of our wetlands, forests and other natural places, please read the following from the Ontario government and take advantage of the opportunity to lend your voice by way of sending that same government your input.
The Invite from the Ministers –
Queen’s Park, Toronto – On May 10, 2016, Ontario released proposed changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan.
Due to high interest in the review and in response to requests made by several municipalities and stakeholder organizations, we are extending the deadline for comments on the four proposed revised plans to be submitted.
The deadline to provide input on the four proposed revised plans has been extended to October 31, 2016.
We invite you to provide input on the proposed changes. They were informed by the feedback we received from Indigenous communities, the public, municipalities, stakeholders and the Advisory Panel appointed to provide recommendations on how to make the plans better.
Please visit the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review website at www.ontario.ca/landuseplanningreview to find “Shaping Land Use in the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” a guide to proposed changes to the land use plans, and the four proposed revised plans. Comments and feedback can also be submitted through our website.
The province remains committed to making revisions to the land use plans.
We would like to sincerely thank all those who participated in the review so far. We look forward to receiving further input on how to further improve the plans and continue to strengthen and support communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Greenbelt.
Bill Mauro Minister of Municipal Affairs 17th Floor, 777 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E5
Kathryn McGarry Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Suite 6630, 6th Floor, 99 Wellesley Street West Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W3
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