Have Your Say – Send in Comments on the County of Brant New Official Plan Today!

Have Your Say – Send in Comments on the County of Brant New Official Plan Today!

Send your comments by noon Thursday December 2, 2021 to officialplan@brant.ca For the most current information about the new Official Plan for the County of Brant visit engagebrant.ca There is immense pressure on the County of Brant to cater to the requests of developers to convert agricultural land to employment land and to convert employment…

Please submit comments on the County of Brant draft Official Plan

Please submit comments on the County of Brant draft Official Plan

Below are suggested comments for your consideration. Please send your message to OfficialPlan@brant.ca TODAY! Dear Planning Staff, In 2017, Brantford and Brant County negotiated a 9,000-acre mega-sprawl deal. Brantford annexed 6,700 acres of mostly prime farmland from Brant County, and agreed to extend water and sewer services to Cainsville and the airport community to enable…

Submission to Greenbelt Expansion Consultation by David Neumann

Submission to Greenbelt Expansion Consultation by David Neumann

David Neumann, former MPP, Mayor, Councillor and Alderman for Brantford has generously agreed to share his submission to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO Registry #019-3136 Consultation on Growing the Size of the Greenbelt). Comment submissions are due April 19, 2021 at 11:59PM. We encourage everyone to submit comments! A simple-to-use quick comment submission form…

Speak Up for Ambitious Greenbelt Expansion

Speak Up for Ambitious Greenbelt Expansion

The province has undertaken a consultation to expand the Greenbelt. This consultation closes Monday April 19, 2021 at 11:59PM. Please consider submitting a comment to the province in support of expansion of this protection beyond the existing boundaries. We have been working with a number of groups including Ontario Nature, the Ontario Headwaters Institute, as well as…

Urgent: Act Now to Stop the Ontario Government Attack on Protected Land

Urgent: Act Now to Stop the Ontario Government Attack on Protected Land

Hidden in Bill 257, Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 a bill that is clearly supposed to be about broadband internet, is Schedule 3 – legislation that would change the law to make Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs) anywhere outside the Greenbelt exempt from Ontario’s basic rules of good land-use planning, the Provincial Policy Statement. The government is trying…

Webinar: How to Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Greenbelt-West

Webinar: How to Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Greenbelt-West

Now available to view! On Wednesday March 10, 2021 a webinar was hosted by CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association). This virtual event featured local speakers from Brantford Brant Wellington and CELA to help understand what is at stake, and how to have your say about the consultation and support the expansion of the Greenbelt. Ontario’s…

Opposition to Bill 108 More Homes More Choice Act, 2019 . Submission by the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance

June 1st, 2019 Mr. John Ballantine, Manager Municipal Finance Policy Branch Municipal Affairs and Housing 13th Floor, 777 Bay St. Toronto , ON M5G 2E5john.ballantine@ontario.ca Municipal Affairs and Housing Provincial Planning Policy Branch 13th Floor, 777 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 planningconsultation@ontario.ca re: Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Submission on Bill 108, ERO 019-0017 and 019-0016…

Protecting Farmland Tools & Strategies – April 4, 2019

Protecting Farmland Tools & Strategies – April 4, 2019

Join the Ontario Farmland Trust, the Langford Conservancy and FarmLINK at the Langford Schoolhouse on April 4, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00PM to discuss tools to protect farmland including provincial policies, Farmland Easement Agreements and linking new farmers with land. An informal new farmer/landowner mixer will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a…

Changes to the Growth Plan: Submission to County of Brant Corporate Development Committee by Ella Haley

Proposed Changes to the Growth Plan- Deadline for comment is Feb. 28, 2019 The proposed changes will weaken and/or eliminate important provincial planning rules designed to prevent urban sprawl in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. Key Concerns about the Proposed Changes*: Sprawl driven planning – The proposed Growth Plan changes will weaken the provincial Development Land…