Recommendations to the Minister of Environment and Energy on the Niagara Escarpment Plan Review
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Published by Niagara Escarpment Commission in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Niagara Escarpment

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Edition Notes


LC ClassificationsHD 111 N5777 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination181 p.
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22021959M

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Ontario Ministry of Environment and Niagara Escarpment Commission. Leading Edge ’95 Conference Proceedings. Ecosystem Planning Series, Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Toronto, Ontario. Google ScholarAuthor: Anne Varangu. The Environmental Planning and the Niagara Escarpment case study The Niagara Escarpment Plan was Ontario's and Canada's first large-scale environmental land use plan. Unlike other land use plans, its main purpose was to preserve and protect an environmental feature, but at the same time allow compatible development.   named Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes the natural features and ecological importance of the Escarpment and endorses the Niagara Escarpment Plan. The Plan is Canada’s first, large scale environmental land use plan File Size: 1MB. away from Escarpment Natural Areas and Escarpment Protection Areas into Escarpment Rural Areas in a logical manner with the least possible environmental and agricultural disruption. 6. To ensure that any growth will be in accordance with a municipal official plan and/or secondary plan which is not in conflict with the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

  The Niagara Escarpment Plan Area covers , ha and includes parts of Peel Region * includes policies for seven land-use designations (Natural, Protection, Rural, Recreation, Urban, Minor Urban and Mineral Resource Extraction) * provides development criteria and establishes objectives for the Niagara Escarpment Parks System as parks and.   Environmental sustainability: If left untended, the particular combination of geological and ecological features along the Niagara Escarpment results in a landscape that creates its own sustainability features. “The natural areas found across the Niagara Escarpment act to clean the air, provide drinking water and support recreational activities that benefit public health and overall quality. The Niagara Escarpment Plan is implemented by the Niagara Escarpment Commission through the approval of development permits in the plan area. To better harmonize and align with the rest of the planning framework in the region, including the Provincial Policy Statement, the Niagara Escarpment Plan’s policies would be updated and streamlined. We are encouraged by the Province’s efforts to encourage smart growth, as represented by the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan Conservation Plan, and the Niagara Escarpment Plan. The coordinated review of these plans provides an opportunity to strengthen and enforce targets for urban.

natural environment. Policy New Mineral Resource Extraction Areas are permitted within the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area in areas designated Escarpment Rural Areas only. Applications for new licensed pits or quarries producing more t tonnes annually require an amendment to the Niagara Escarpment Plan. The Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act and the Commission provide for the maintenance of the Niagara Escarpment and land in its vicinity substantially as a continuous natural environment and ensure only such development occurs as is compatible with that natural environment. Catharines Official Plan, Niagara Region Official Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan; 2. That request UA04 by Kaneff Capital Properties ( Glendale Avenue) for an Urban Area designation in the Niagara Escarpment Plan BE SUPPORTED; and, 3. That Report PDS and its attachments BE SHARED with the City of.   The Escarpment is a height of land and related topography extending kilometres through south central Ontario from Queenston to Tobermory. The Commission fulfills the following responsibilities: * to promote the objectives of the Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) * to process and make decisions on development permit applications.