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TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 AGENDA  What is an Official Plan?  The Official.

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1 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 AGENDA  What is an Official Plan?  The Official Plan Review Process  The Main Revised Draft Policy and Mapping Changes  Where Do We Go From Here?  Informal Discussions

2 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3  It is a 20-year land use policy blueprint guiding the future development of a Municipality that is reviewed at least every 5 years.  It directs development, protects the environment and allows for the construction of new infrastructure.  The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH) is the approval authority for this Official Plan Amendment. WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL PLAN?

3 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 THE OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW PROCESS  The Beckwith Official Plan came into effect on November 15,  Section 26 of the Planning Act requires that Official Plans be reviewed and updated at least every 5 years and in keeping with current provincial policy initiatives.  All planning must be consistent with the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) which provides provincial policy direction on land use planning and development matters.  A series of Amendments to the Beckwith Official Plan have occurred to date.  This Official Plan Amendment is intended to bring the Beckwith Official Plan into consistency with the 2005 PPS.

4 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 THE OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW PROCESS  The Beckwith Official Plan Review is being done in 3 stages: Stage 1: Issues and Options 1.Background Review 2.Growth Projections and Land Needs 3. Prepare Background Report 4. Public Consultation Stage 2: Draft Amendment 1.Draft Text and Schedule Changes 2. Public Consultation 3.Prepare Final Draft Amendment Stage 3: Final Amendment and Adoption 1.Public Consultation to Review Final Draft Amendment 2.Statutory Public Meeting by Council 3.Council Decision on Final Amendment 4.By-Law Adopting Amendment 5.MMAH Review 6.Council Review of Proposed MMAH Changes 7.MMAH Notice of Decision 8.Public and Council Decision on Appeal to OMB WE ARE HERE

5 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 THE MAIN REVISED DRAFT POLICY CHANGES 1.Allowing residential infill through consents in the Community Development Areas, subject to criteria. 2.Assessment requirements for proposed developments in or adjacent to natural heritage features: a)Updated mapping on Significant Woodlands: -assess and consult with the Ministry of Natural Resources. b)Updated mapping on Endangered and Threatened Species: -assess and consult with the Ministry of Natural Resources; -development is not allowed in habitat of endangered species. c)Existing agricultural uses are exempt from assessment requirements and are allowed to continue to operate.

6 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 THE MAIN REVISED DRAFT POLICY CHANGES 3.Adding feasibility assessment of incorporating public trails and pathways into proposed subdivisions. 4.Policies for only small on-site wind energy or solar energy or biomass energy systems as per Ontario’s Green Energy Act. 5.Adding assessment requirements for proposed developments on sites that may be contaminated by a prior or current use.

7 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 THE MAIN REVISED MAPPING CHANGES 1.No new Agriculture Areas. 2.Scaled back the Highway 7 Corridor Area. 3.Prospect: a)removed the Wetland Areas; b)altered Community Development Area. 4. New Constraints Schedule ‘B’ as an assessment overlay which includes: a)existing Special Policy Areas in Black’s Corners; b)existing Flood Plain areas; c)adds Provincially Significant Woodlands.

8 TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW OFFICIAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 24, 2010 OPEN HOUSE NO. 3 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?  Please review the mapping and discuss any issues or questions with us tonight.  We will continue the adoption process, which will include a statutory public meeting by Council on September 7 th at 7:00 PM.  Please provide your comments in writing before OPA adoption so Council can consider any requested changes.  Once Council adopts the OPA, it will be submitted to the MMAH for review and approval.  When the MMAH is prepared to approve the OPA - which may include changes from what Council adopted – you and/or Council will then be asked to decide if there are any reasons to seek an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.


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