CELA has prepared submissions on the proposed amendments to the Greenbelt Plan (ERO Number 019-6216 and Boundary Regulation (ERO Number 019-6217) and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ERO Number 019-6218).
CELA believes that the Greenbelt should be expanded to fulfill the vision for which it was originally created. The Greenbelt is intended to be a broad band of permanently protected land which:
a) Protects against the loss and fragmentation of the agricultural land base and supports
agriculture as the predominant land use;
b) Gives permanent protection to the natural heritage and water resource systems that sustain
ecological and human health and that form the environmental framework around which major
urbanization in southcentral Ontario will be organized;
c) Provides for a diverse range of economic and social activities associated with rural
communities, agriculture, tourism, recreation and resource uses; and
d) Builds resilience to and mitigates climate change.
Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel
Zoé St Pierre, Student-at-Law
CELA Publication No. 1512
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