A Brief Note On Co Ordinated Review : Shaping Land Use For The Greater Golden Horseshoe Workshop
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Specific Issues: Co-ordinated Review: Shaping Land Use in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Workshop in OPPI 2016 Conference
The Golden Horseshoe Area is identified through the literature in this part because of its special economic status in the province. The province of Ontario initiated a coordinated review of the provincial four plans in 2015. Members of the public, stakeholders, municipalities and organizations provided feedback on how the plans are preforming and how they may be improved (MMAH., 2016a). To support the co-ordinated review, Ontario appointed a panel, chaired by David Crombie, to develop recommendations on how to amend and improve the plans. The Panel has completed its work and submitted the report Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015 – 2041 (MMAH., 2015). One year later, the updated 2016 Proposed Greenbelt Plan was issued on May 2016, and asked for public consultation again until end of Oct 2016.
I have attended the workshop of discussing the reviewing process of the Plan and thus have a reflection on this topic. I will go through the review process of the coordinated land use planning in Greenbelt Plan and take City of Hamilton as a case study.
History of the Greenbelt Plan
Greenbelt Plan is one of the key plans and plays a very important role in agricultural land preservation, water resources protection and natural heritages. The draft Plan was released in 2004 and required comments from public and