October 31, 2016, marks the deadline for comments and submissions to the province’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review. Land Over Landings recently submitted comments to Minister Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Ontario, on the Province’s proposed changes to the Land Use Plans. Our letter highlights the importance of enhanced protections on farmland, natural habitats and watersheds, and integral agricultural systems. We’ve also asked that the prime farmland and natural habitat of the remaining Pickering Federal Lands be protected within the Greenbelt the way the rest of the Lands have been. You can review our letter here.
If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to submit your own comments on the proposed changes. It is vitally important that the Review Panel hear from a diverse group of voices, collectively dedicated to preserving clean watersheds and fertile foodlands in Ontario. Please visit the Planning Review Webpage before Monday, October 31, 2016.