Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 826/90 to change the area subject to development control under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Ontario Regulation 826
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with changing the format of Ontario Regulation 826 through the amendment to the regulation under the NEPDA. The Amending Regulation is 2021.0252.e05
This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on April 15, 2021. The amendment changed the format of the regulation from a metes and bounds text-based.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposal will result in a time savings, but no new administrative costs for businesses.
Summary of Proposal:
The current manner of describing the land area is through an outdated 84-page text-based metes and bounds description in regulation. This amendment would change the format of the regulation from a text description to a mapping product, but would not change any policies that protect the Greenbelt.
Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act (NEPDA) regulates the area of development control (ADC). In this area, the Niagara Escarpment Commission issues development permits for activities that meet the definition of development in the Act. The current manner of describing the land area is through an outdated 84-page text-based metes and bounds description in regulation.
The regulation will continue to apply to lands within the area of development control, and the environmental policies of the Niagara Escarpment Plan will continue to apply.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Resources Planning and Development Policy Branch
Natural Heritage Section
300 Water St., 2nd floor South tower
Peterborough, ON K9J 3C7
July 1, 2021