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…

Help Fight Sprawl

The Ontario government has recently proposed changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe – the provincial plan that provides a framework for growth management in the region. The Ford government argues the proposed changes will “address policies seen as potential barriers to the development of housing, job creation and business attraction.” However…

Submitting Comments to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO)

Submit comments on the Proposed Amendment to the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan, 2017. To access the Environmental Registry of Ontario regarding the changes to the Growth Plan visit https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4504/ This proposal is linked to three other associated proposals – you are also able to make comments on these linked proposals. You can submit the…

Envisioning Brantford – Municipal Comprehensive Review Part 1: Employment Strategy, Intensification Strategy, Housing Strategy and Land Needs Review of the Conformity of the Recommended Alternative Density with Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Policy 2.2.7.6 (a)

Kevin Eby RPP provides analysis to show that Brantford’s application for a proposed alternative density of 52 residents and jobs per hectare does not conform to the current requirements of the 2017 Growth Plan Policy.

Stop Sprawl: Critique of Envisioning Brantford

Comments due February 8, 2019 Submit to: Alan Waterfield AWaterfield@brantford.ca and Joshua Schram JSchram@brantford.ca Background: The Public Information Centre for the City of Brantford Official Plan Review was held January 17, 2019. The presentation, easel boards, and table discussion sheets can be found atwww.brantford.ca/officialplan Over the past decade, Brantford has failed to meet the Growth…