The Coordinated Land Use Planning Review – Ensuring that Heritage is Not Forgotten
May 29, 2015
In February of this year, the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Greenbelt, the Ontario Government announced that it would hold public consultations across the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Greenbelt area, on the review of four provincial land use plans to grow the Greenbelt, protect prime agricultural land, build transit friendly communities and support economic development. Town hall meetings were held starting in March and Ontarians were encouraged to submit written comments to the Ontario Growth Secretariat. The deadline for submissions was May 28th of this year. An expert advisory panel will deliver a report to the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Natural Resources and Forestry later this year. The review is expected to be completed by early 2016 and will serve as the basis for amendments to the plans.
Architectural Conservancy Ontario believes that the protection of cultural heritage resources must be recognized as an important part of these plans. To this end, our President, Catherine Nasmith, has prepared a submission to the Ontario Growth Secretariat with the input of members of Council and others. Her submission can be read by downloading the attached pdf. We will be tracking this important issue as it unfolds.
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For More Information Contact:
Catherine Nasmith, President
Submission (Acrobat PDF file)