Proposed amendment to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (part of the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review).
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Greenbelt Act, 2005
Summary of Decision:
The Province recently completed the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review and released the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017), Greenbelt Plan (2017), Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2017) and Niagara Escarpment Plan (2017).
As another outcome of the Coordinated Review, the Province made concurrent amendments to the Designation of Greenbelt Area regulation (O. Reg. 59/05) under the Greenbelt Act, 2005. O. Reg. 59/05 establishes and describes the boundary of the Greenbelt Area, which is the geography to which policies of the Greenbelt Plan apply, and includes the areas to which the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan apply.
This decision notice describes changes to the Greenbelt Area that were consulted on through two separate EBR postings:
EBR Registry Number 012-7198 - Proposed Amendment to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (May 10-October 31, 2016).
EBR Registry Number 012-9247: Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (Greenbelt Site Specific Review Environmental Registry Posting) (Jan 11-Feb 27 2017).
May 10, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The proposed regulation would make the following amendments to the area of land designated as Greenbelt Area in O. Reg. 59/05. O. Reg. 59/05 was made on Feb. 25, 2005 and established the boundary of the Greenbelt Area pursuant to the Greenbelt Act, 2005. The regulation was amended by O. Reg. 6/13 in January 2013 to add an area (Glenorchy) in Oakville.
Areas proposed for addition to the Greenbelt Area as described in O. Reg. 59/05 include:
-21 urban river valley areas which connect the Greenbelt to Lake Ontario and some associated coastal wetland areas
-land in the Town of Grimsby (Mountain Rd area between Mud Rd E/W and Kemp Rd E/W)
-land in the City of Thorold (Lake Gibson and surrounding area)
-land in the City of Hamilton (Book Rd area, south of Garner Road between Shaver Road and Fiddlers Green Road)
-land in the City of Hamilton (Nebo Road area, north of Airport Road in Con. 3 and 4)
-land in the Municipality of Grey Highlands (north of Sideroad 19 and east of 7th Line in Lot 19, Con. 6, former Euphrasia Twp).
Other adjustments proposed to the Greenbelt Area boundary as described in
O. Reg. 59/05 include the removal of the following areas:
-land in the City of Hamilton (Stoney Creek) at south-west corner of Fifty Rd/railway line and one parcel at south-west corner of Glover St./ Barton St.
-land in the Municipality of Clarington at south-west corner of Nash Rd/Regional Rd 57
-land in City of Vaughan to the south-west of Teston Rd. and Pine Valley Dr.
The proposed regulation would be an amendment to O. Reg. 59/05. The final decision on the proposal would be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
May 19, 2017