On Wednesday, April 8, the provincial government will be hosting a meeting in Cobourg to consult the public as part of the review process for 4 important land use plans. It is a mandatory review that occurs every 10 years in an attempt to improve planning legislation in Ontario. Public consultation is an important step in the process. The plans under review are:

1) The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
2) The Greenbelt Plan
3) The Niagara Escarpment Plan
4) The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

All are welcome to attend a prep meeting hosted by 4 environmental non-profits (Ontario Nature, EcoSpark, Earthroots and STORM). The group will be discussing policy recommendations related to these plans in an effort to prepare interested citizens in participating effectively in the review process. The organizations are also interested in hearing ideas from citizens living in Northumberland to improve the recommendations they will be submitting formally to the government later in the spring.

The details for both the prep meeting and the public consultation are as follows:

Prep Meeting:

Date: April 8, 2015
Place: Sustainable Cobourg office in the Go Green Together building, 739 D’Arcy Street, Unit 2, Cobourg
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Food and drink will be provided.

Please RSVP to Sarah Bale at amelia.bale@gmail.com.

Government Consultation:

Date: April 8, 2015
Place: Cobourg Community Lions Club, 157 Elgin Street East, Cobourg
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Open House), 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Consultation & Discussion)

The consultation and discussion will be lead by an advisory panel chaired by David Crombie.

We hope to see you at these meetings!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Sarah Bale

Email: amelia.bale@gmail.com or sarahb@ontarionature.org
Phone: 905-352-3555

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