Meeting on Proposed NEP Changes October 11th 2016

Meaford, Ontario – September 21, 2016 – The Municipality of Meaford is holding a Special Meeting of Council on the proposed expansion to the Niagara Escarpment Plan on October 11th from 7pm to 9pm at Woodford Hall. Staff will be presenting a report to Council on the potential impacts of the proposed changes, and our comments which will be submitted to the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) by their current deadline of October 31st of 2016.

The Municipality has requested that the NEC extend the commenting period by at least 12 months, to allow affected residents more time to evaluate the impacts on their property and provide meaningful comments.

The NEC has proposed adding 32,559 hectares of land in Grey County to the Niagara Escarpment Plan. About 2/3 of this proposal (21,323 hectares) is located in the Municipality of Meaford. Additional lands in Georgian Bluffs (4,279 hectares), Town of the Blue Mountains (4,464 hectares) and Grey Highlands (2,358 hectares) have also been proposed, and the NEC would also like to change existing land use designations in some areas.

 “We feel many residents are still in the dark about these changes and what they might mean for their homes” said Mayor Barb Clumpus. “We need more time to hear from the residents involved, since it is their future development and property values that will be affected”.

Comments can also be provided directly to the NEC at planreview@escarpment.org or by mail to:

Niagara Escarpment Commission
232 Guelph Street, 3rd Floor
Georgetown, ON
L7G 4B1

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Contact Us

Rob Armstrong
Director of Development and Environmental Services
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1121 | rarmstrong@meaford.ca


Barb Clumpus
Mayor
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1103 | bclumpus@meaford.ca

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