GROWTH PLAN - Whitchurch

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GROWTH PLAN - Whitchurch
Welcome
to the
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s
Public Information Centre
on the
2015 CO-ORDINATED LAND USE
PLANNING REVIEW
The Region and Plan Areas
Protecting
Agricultural
Lands & Natural
Areas
Keeping People,
Goods Moving &
Building Cost
Effective
Infrastructure
Fostering
Healthy, Livable
& Inclusive
Communities
Building
Communities
that Attract
Workers &
Create Jobs
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Review of these 4 Provincial Plans is scheduled once every 10 years
Addressing
Climate Change
& Building
Resilient
Communities
Improving
Implementation
& Better Aligning
the Plans
Timeline of Plans
Part 1 (Feb 27 – May 28, 2015)
90-day Consultation Period
We’re Here
Part 2 (Date TBD)
Provincial consideration of
proposed changes, if any
The Province of Ontario established this Co-ordinated Review as the Plans were all created at different times
Together, the Plans work to:
•
Provide permanent protection of the
environment, prime agricultural and
rural lands
•
Discourage urban sprawl
•
Promote compact development to
support efficiencies in infrastructure
such as sewer pipes and public transit
Provincial Plans
Growth Plan
for the
Greater
Golden
Horseshoe
Ontario Planning Hierarchy
Provincial
Policy
Statement
Oak Ridges
Moraine
Conservation
Plan
Regional Plan
Lake
Simcoe
Protection
Plan
Greenbelt
Plan
Niagara
Escarpment
Plan
York Region
Official Plan
Town of WS
Official Plan
Municipal Plans
All lower-tier rules and
regulations must conform to
the upper-tier plans/policies
Ontario Building
Code
Town of WS
Comprehensive
Zoning By-law
Building Permit
W
H
Y
P
L
A
N
?
To protect the
groundwater recharge
area that supplies
drinking water to a
quarter million people
Photo: www.oakridgesmoraine.org
To maintain
& enhance the
significant
biodiversity, unique
ecology and history
of the Niagara
Escarpment
Bruce Trail
Photo : www.oakvilleandbeyond.ca
To direct new
development to
already developed
areas
Provincial
Policy
Statement
To stop fragmentation
of agricultural land
Stouffville Sun-Tribune
Photo: www.yorkregion.com
GROWTH PLAN
Where to Grow?
WHERE AND HOW TO GROW
• Build in already developed areas ("built-up" areas)
 need to capture 40% of all new residential growth
• Establish Urban Growth Centres & Intensification Areas
OPTIMIZE
INFRASTRUCTURE
EFFICIENT
GOODS
MOVEMENT
Where…
How to Grow?
• Intensification with mix of land uses
TRANSIT
SUPPORTIVE
• Achieve minimum density of 50 people & jobs per
hectare in greenfield development
• Provide Population and Employment Forecast to
help municipalities manage growth
• Provide adequate supply of Employment Lands
CURB URBAN
SPRAWL
ADEQUATE
SUPPLY OF
EMPLOYMENT
LANDS
COMPLEMENTS
THE GREENBELT
PLAN
Downtown
Barrie
Downtown
Peterborough
Newmarket
Centre
Richmond Hill
Markham
/ Langstaff
Centre
Gateway
Vaughan
Corporate
Centre
Downtown
Brampton
Downtown
Guelph
Downtown
Milton
Waterloo
& Kitchener
Downtown
Cambridge
Downtown
Burlington
Downtown
Hamilton
Downtown
Brantford
Etobicoke
Centre
Mississauga
Centre
Downtown
Oshawa
Downtown
Pickering
Scarborough
Centre
Downtown
Toronto
Midtown
Oakville
Downtown
St. Catharines
TOWN OF W-S
York Region Population & Employment Forecast
Growth Plan
(1000s)
Population
2031
Employment Population
2031
2036
Employment Population
2036
2041
Employment
2041
Original
1,500
780
-
-
-
-
Revised
1,590
790
1,700
840
1,790
900
The Town currently represents
and
4%
of the Region’s total population
3% of the Region’s total employment
Council adopted the Growth Management Strategy (GMS) in May 2013
• 60,600 population target can be accommodated within existing settlement
areas
• The GMS study found a deficit of ~70 net ha of serviced employment land
OAK RIDGES MORAINE CONSERVATION PLAN
What is the ORM?
• 1,900 km2 feature of glacial deposition running from Niagara
Escarpment (Caledon) to Rice Lake formed ~12,000 years ago
• Southern Ontario’s “rain barrel”
• Unique land formation containing significant woodlands
and water features
• Oak Ridges Moraine is encompassed within the Greenbelt
Objectives
NATURAL
HERITAGE
GROUNDWATER
PROTECTION
HEADWATERS
FOR LAKE
SIMCOE & LAKE
ONTARIO
• Protect the Moraine’s ecological (biodiversity, wildlife
habitat, landforms) and hydrological functions
(groundwater recharge areas, water quality, aquifer
vulnerability, fish habitat, wetlands)
• Ensure only land uses that maintain, improve, or restore
the ecological and hydrological functions are permitted
HYDROLOGICAL
FUNCTIONS
DRINKING
WATER SOURCE
TOWN OF WS
Covers 78% of Town’s land area
Establishes detailed restrictions on land uses and land division
Implemented in Zoning By-law 2010-001-ZO as of March 2010
Building and development requires detailed studies called
“Natural Heritage/Hydrological Evaluations” to protect
Key Natural Heritage & Hydrologic Features (e.g. wetlands
and woodlands) from any adverse effects
Photo: Peter Pomykacz
ORMCP Land Use Designations
Natural Core Area
Highest concentration of wetlands & woodlands
Natural Linkage Area
NON-MORAINE
GREENBELT AREA
Open space corridors along rivers and streams
Countryside Area
AURORA RD
Agricultural lands, transition between urban
and rural/natural land areas
Settlement Area
BALLANTRAE
MUSSELMAN
LAKE
Existing communities where growth is
directed
Rural Settlement Area
BLOOMINGTON RD
BLOOMINGTON
Existing communities with limited or no
municipal services (water, sewer)
GORMLEY
*Refined by OPA 112
Approved by the Minister of MMAH
July 31, 2007
STOUFFVILLE RD
COMMUNITY OF
STOUFFVILLE
ORMCP
Key Natural Heritage &
Hydrologically Sensitive
Features
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NON-MORAINE
GREENBELT
GREENBELT PLAN
What is the Greenbelt?
• Lands including the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges
Moraine plus additional lands next to these features
• Additional lands are called the Protected Countryside
to enhance the spatial extent of agriculturally and
environmentally protected lands
Objectives
• Protect against the loss and fragmentation of the
agricultural land base from urban sprawl
• Provide permanent environmental protection
• Support a strong rural economy, particularly within
settlements
NATURAL
HERITAGE
SYSTEM
PRIME
AGRICULTURAL
LANDS
RURAL
CHARACTER
WATER
RESOURCE
SYSTEM
PARKLAND,
TRAILS & OPEN
SPACE
TOWN OF WS
The Protected Countryside covers 20% of the Town
Also restricts land division and land uses
Not yet implemented in the Town Official Plan or Zoning By-law
2010-001-ZO
Less detailed than the ORMCP but contains a rigorous set of
environmental regulations
mavensphotoblog.com
Greenbelt Land Use
Designations
OAK RIDGES MORAINE
Subject to the policies of the ORMCP
Settlement Area
Settlement Areas on the ORM are also
subject to the ORMCP
PROTECTED COUNTRYSIDE
(Non-Moraine Greenbelt)
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM
(Prime) Agricultural Area
Typically Canada Land Inventory Class 1,
2 & 3 (rich, productive) soils
Rural Area
Lands outside of Prime Agricultural and
Settlement areas. Features a mix of
agriculture, natural features, open space,
historic rural land uses, and recreation
NATURAL SYSTEM
Natural Heritage System
Overlay designation
Hamlet
For Discussion:
1. In what ways have the Greenbelt
and/or ORMCP been beneficial?
BENEFITS
OBSTACLES
OPPORTUNITIES
2. What obstacles & challenges do
these Plans pose to you?
a) Are there specific examples that
demonstrate your concerns?
IMPROVEMENTS
CHALLENGES
b) Are these obstacles / challenges
unique to you or are they shared by
others in Whitchurch-Stouffville?
3. How can these Plans be strengthened, improved or
refined to better meet the Greenbelt / ORMCP objectives
for the Town?
Ways to provide your input:
• Provide comments to the Town by April 13, 2015
www.townofws.ca/CLUPR
• Attend one of the Provincial Town Hall Meetings
• E-mail or Mail comments to the Province by May 28, 2015
[email protected]
Land Use Planning Review
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ontario Growth Secretariat
777 Bay Street, Suite 425 (4th floor)
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5
• Submit comments via the Ontario Environmental Registry
www.ontario.ca/ebr (Registry #012-3256)

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