The Region of Niagara is currently working on updating their Official Plan. This plan was last updated in 1970. The directors of the Niagara Federation of Agriculture have been working with the Region of Niagara highlighting the importance of the agriculture industry and encouraging the Region to make changes that will have a positive impact on the industry. The last public consultations for the Official Plan are listed below. There is also a list of links to 2020 recordings and presentations.
The directors of the Niagara Federation of Agriculture encourage you to register for one of the upcoming virtual public information meetings listed below concerning the changes to the upcoming new Niagara Official Plan. In many ways this plan may affect how we farm in the future in Niagara.
More information about the Niagara Official Plan can be found at Creating a New Niagara Official Plan – Niagara Region, Ontario
Read about the draft policies in more detail: https://www.niagararegion.ca/official-plan/consolidated-policy-report.aspx
Virtual Public Information Centres – New Niagara Official Plan
A series of virtual public information centres have been scheduled to present and discuss more about key draft policy directives and core policy content that is intended to be part of the Niagara Official Plan. Updates on other key sections of the official plan will also be provided.
All public information centres are at 6 p.m.
|Public information centres|
|Official Plan sections||Date||Registration|
|Growing Region||Wednesday, June 9||Register for Growing Region|
|Vibrant Region||Thursday, June 10||Register for Vibrant Region|
|Competitive Region||Wednesday, June 16||Register for Competitive Region|
|Connected Region||Thursday, June 17||Register for Connected Region|
|Sustainable Region||Wednesday, June 23||Register for Sustainable Region|
|Fall 2020 recordings and presentations|
|Official Plan topics||Recordings||Presentations|
|Natural environment – natural heritage system (information and options)||Natural Heritage System video|
|Natural environment – water resource system (Information and options) and watershed plan||Water Resource System video|
|Regional structure, land needs, growth allocations, settlement area boundary review and housing||Growth Management|
|District and secondary plans, urban design, employment lands||Employment Lands and Community Planning|
|Rural and agriculture, mineral and aggregate resources, archaeology and culture||Agriculture, Aggregates and Archaeology|
|Infrastructure, water and wastewater, transportation||Transportation and Servicing|
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