Removal of some Hamilton Greenbelt areas spurs public consultations

Eager to voice your belief about the 795 hectares of Hamilton’s Greenbelt land taken by the province?

You can do so by by undertaking a study and attending an open up property about the challenge Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Peller Hall in Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre at 357 Wilson St. E. Team will make a presentation and reasonable a Q&A session starting up at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.

Ontario taken out 795 hectares of land –  more substantial than the dimensions of two Binbrooks – from the Greenbelt in the Metropolis of Hamilton on Dec. 16, 2022. Despite the fact that the Town of Hamilton opposed the go, the province even now plans to transfer forward with Greenbelt land enhancement in the metropolis. 

“Though the Metropolis stays opposed to Greenbelt land elimination, the Government of Ontario’s choice is in influence and the lands are no more time within just the Greenbelt Strategy Place,” the City wrote on its internet site. “The Metropolis expects the Federal government of Ontario will use its powers to problem a Ministers Zoning Purchase (MZO) to approve new urban improvement inside of these previous Greenbelt Plan areas. This signifies that there would be no municipally-led preparing processes for these lands and the Town of Hamilton will not be the approval authority for these lands.”

The provincial land and advancement facilitator has asked for opinions from Hamilton on how Greenbelt lands will be developed. As well, it explained Hamilton can negotiate and request  “community benefits” – or developer contributions to the local community – over and above regular prerequisites uncovered in the Arranging Act.

The Town of Hamilton is looking for input from the public about the three places removed from the Greenbelt by the province. The public opinions will be presented at the unique preparing committee conference on Thursday, Sept. 14 setting up at 6:30 p.m. at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. Then it will be submitted to the provincial land and growth facilitator.



To post composed reviews, submit a pre-recorded online video with reviews or pre-sign-up to make oral submissions, contact the legislative coordinator of the organizing committee on the initially flooring at 71 Principal St. W. or electronic mail [email protected]

All those who like to make their opposition to Greenbelt development recognised are asked to post their feedback instantly to the government of Ontario. 

The Town reported the lands taken out from the Greenbelt location are various from the 2,200 hectares of land that Ontario additional to Hamilton’s Urban Boundary in November 2022 . The provincial decision went from Metropolis council’s endorsement of a “No City Boundary Expansion” expansion alternative, according to the Metropolis on its site.

The following are the 3 Hamilton lands eradicated from the Greenbelt:

  • E book Street Lands: The major place eradicated from the Greenbelt in Hamilton at 727 hectares in measurement with 185 hectares discovered as a “core area” with major woodlands and wetland.
  • Whitechurch Lands: These lands are 64 hectares south of Hamilton’s new urban boundary, southeast of Mount Hope. The lands are not determined as a core place.
  • Fifty Road Lands: These lands are 4 hectares in dimension and found in the vicinity of St. Gabriel Elementary College. It’s at the moment specified as a specialty crop space appropriate for growing fruit.

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