I am very concerned about the broad-brush approach that has been applied to the recent provincial mapping exercises in relation to the Growth Plan. Our entire Township (and it looks like all of the County of Simcoe, and all of the area within the Growth Plan boundaries for that matter) have now been mapped as either Natural Heritage, Agricultural or Settlement Area. Is the Province suggesting that there should only be 3 categories of land designations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe? Where does commercial and industrial growth occur in rural municipalities with no serviced settlement areas? Is it the Province's intention to have all growth located within the City of Toronto, at the expense of rural municipalities? There has got to be some land that has little ag potential that isn't environmentally sensitive!
[Original Comment ID: 210990]
Submitted February 12, 2018 11:03 AM