MODEL SITE ALTERATION BY LAW
A Site Alteration By-law provides a clear regulatory framework for the importation, exportation of fill or the alteration of grading of land. This can help prevent the destruction of natural areas and avoid contamination of groundwater and soils.
This gold-standard example from Township of Guelph/Eramosa requires that a Site Alteration Permit is obtained anytime the existing grading of the land is altered by more than ten (10) centimetres. It has significant fines for non-compliance, encouraging applicants to follow a clear and transparent process.
MOTION TO DEAL WITH PROVINCIAL SPRAWL PLANS
This is a draft motion that creatively uses existing municipal powers to lay the groundwork for developing real, affordable housing solutions for local residents and putting the brakes on provincial actions that promote sprawl. This draft motion is a first step and is designed to impact the 2023 budget process and is therefore time-sensitive.
GREEN DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS - "OFF THE SHELF" TOOLS
The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance recently provided a webinar and toolkit to help advance green development standards in collaboration with Clean Air Partnership. You can find the presentation video, slide deck, and all links to the toolkit HERE.
PLANNING RESOURCES FOR AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE, GREENBELT FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
Courtesy of Ontario Greenbelt Alliance:
If you are a local elected official, municipal staff or community member who wants to create more livable, affordable and Greenbelt-friendly communities, this resource is for you. It's full of presentations, articles and online resources dealing with housing, population growth projections, sustainable communities and community engagement tools.
MODEL AG LAND ASSESSMENT PROCESS
MODEL TREE PRESERVATION BY-LAW
LAKE ONTARIO WATER QUALITY ADVOCACY