Bolton Regional Councillor News Flash

Caledon Launching 2015 Provincial Plans Review


Town of Caledon launches 2015 Provincial Plan Review

The Town of Caledon is proactively seeking public input on the upcoming review of four Provincial Plans that significantly influence almost all aspects of planning in the Town.

Starting in 2015, the following four provincial plans will be up for review by the province:

• Greenbelt Plan
• Niagara Escarpment Plan
• Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
• Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (set to be reviewed in 2016)

The purpose of the review is to assess the effectiveness and relevance of the policies, and suggest amendments, if appropriate, to improve the future effectiveness and relevance. The review of these plans is important as parts of the Town of Caledon lie within the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine, and as well, the Town of Caledon is part of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt Plan.

Town Planning staff would like to hear from all affected and concerned members of the public, in advance of the Provincial review, on how these provincial plans have changed the way you live, work and play in Caledon.

A dedicated web site for the review (www.caledon.ca/2015review) has been established to collect input from Caledon citizens. This website contains links to the plans, provides a summary of each plan, and provides a tool for members of the public to submit comments. Citizens can submit comments by email: 2015review@caledon.ca and also have the option of signing up to receive updates regarding Town activities surrounding the review.

In addition, the Town is planning a community meeting in early 2014 to provide additional opportunities for the public to comment on the provincial plans. A public notice of this meeting will appear in local newspapers as well as on the Town’s website.
All comments received will be analyzed and synthesized by planning staff. With the approval of Town Council, a formal comment on each plan will be submitted to the Province, or the responsible agencies, for consideration.

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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