Section 4 County Land Use Designations
The plan provides policies on how and at what scale our villages and hamlets will grow. Do the policies reflect how you see our settlement areas growing? The rural and agricultural policies have been crafted to allow these two land uses to work in harmony. To help minimize conflicts between development in the rural area and agricultural lands and operations, as well as to be in greater compliance with the Provincial Policy Statement in terms of directing growth to the County’s various settlement areas, the plan eliminates the development of country lot residential subdivisions.
The shoreland designation recognizes its potential for tourism in permitting resort and camping-type developments, but also balances this type of development with the need and desire for more public access to the County’s shoreline.
The last designation presented is that of environmental protect. The policies recognize the importance of our natural features and how we may be able to protect and enhance them. Many of the afforded protections come from provincial and/or conservation authority legislation.
Question for Consideration:
After reviewing the land use designations and their respective policies, do you feel that the plan captures the right balance in the interplay of the different land uses?