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OSSGA Submits Comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”

June 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM

OSSGA submits comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”

 

OSSGA, in consultation with its members, submitted comments on the proposed “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”.

 

The purpose of this draft guidance document is to support the implementation of the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process as required by the Growth Plan, 2017. The new Growth Plan redefined an MCR as a new Official Plan, or an Official Plan Amendment, initiated by the upper-tier municipality and approved by the Province. The MCR process involves undertaking background research, public consultation, and policy formulation necessary to bring Official Plans into full conformity with the Growth Plan.

 

The draft guidance document indicates that the MCR components cannot be implemented independently and must be contained in one Official Plan Amendment in an integrated growth management approach.

 

OSSGA notes a general omission of reference to aggregates throughout the document. The MCR Guidance Document does not reflect the role aggregates plays in development, the ability for Mineral Aggregate Operations to occur within the Growth Plan area, or the requirement to identify and protect aggregate resources.

 

OSSGA highlighted and elaborated on various issues that would improve the guidance for inclusion of mineral aggregate operations within Official Plans.

 

You can read OSSGA’s full submission here.