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Draft Consolidated Niagara Official Plan - January 2022

The consultation period for the new consolidated draft Niagara Official Plan is closed.

Comments on the Niagara Official Plan, Natural Environment System and Settlement Area Boundary Review were due by March 4, 2022. We'll continue to receive submissions and this input will be included in the final Recommendation Report for Niagara Official Plan adoption, which is planned for June 2022.

Thank you for your participation in the consulting and commenting process, and for your continued interest as we look forward to shaping Niagara 2051.

The Niagara Official Plan: Proposed Draft for Consultation Report (PDS 2-2022 - January 2022) outlines the contents of the draft plan and consultation opportunities.

Draft Official Plan
Chapter Title
- Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Making Our Mark
Chapter 2 Growing Region
Chapter 3 Sustainable Region
Chapter 4 Competitive Region
Chapter 5 Connected Region
Chapter 6 Vibrant Region
Chapter 7 Implementation
Chapter 8 Site Specific Policies
Chapter 9 Glossary of Terms
Chapter 10 - Schedules

Schedule A - Local Municipalities
Schedule B - Regional Structure
Schedule C1 - Natural Environment System Overlay and Provincial Natural Heritage Systems
Schedule C2 - Natural Environment System Overlay - Individual Components and Features
Schedule C3 - Hydrologic Areas Overlay
Schedule D1 - Tertiary Watersheds
Schedule D2 - Quaternary Watersheds
Schedule E - Source Water Protection Areas
Schedule F - Agricultural Land Base
Schedule G - Employment Areas
Schedule H1 - Known Deposits of Mineral Aggregate Resources - Sand and Gravel
Schedule H2 - Known Deposits of Mineral Aggregate Resources - Bedrock
Schedule H3 - Mineral Aggregate Operations in the Region
Schedule I - Petroleum Pools
Schedule J1 - Transportation Infrastructure
Schedule J2 - Strategic Cycling Network
Schedule K - Areas of Archaeological Potential

Chapter 11 - Appendices

Appendix 1 - Agricultural Hydrology Infrastructure and Major Source Areas
Appendix 2 - Urban Expansion Areas and Future Employment Areas
Appendix 3 - Employment Land Conversion Criteria Guideline

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