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Notice of Public Open House: County Agricultural Area Review

AGRICULTURAL AREA REVIEW FOR THE UNITED COUNTIES OF LEEDS AND GRENVILLEtractor in field

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville invites you to join us at a public open house on Monday, December 12, 2022, starting at 4:00 p.m. with a presentation by our consulting team, PLANSCAPE.

LOCATION: 25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, Ontario. This meeting will be in-person with a virtual participation option through Microsoft TEAMS. To register for the virtual option, please contact Elaine Mallory, Planner 1, at 613-342-3840, ext. 2422 or by email at elaine.mallory@uclg.on.ca.

PURPOSE OF THE OPEN HOUSE: To inform and educate residents and interested stakeholders of the project, timelines and deliverables of the Agricultural Area Review project being undertaken by the Counties. This project will identify the candidate agricultural lands and ultimately provide a map of the agricultural system consisting of Prime Agricultural lands to be updated on the Counties Official Plan schedule.

REASON FOR THE STUDY: When the Counties Official Plan was approved, it identified that a comprehensive Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) or equivalent study to assist in identifying and designating prime agricultural areas in the Counties needed to be completed prior to the next OP review (in 2026).

SUBJECT LANDS: All of the lands in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are included in this project.

PARTICIPATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the open house to learn about the project, the scope, timelines and how you can stay involved. A dedicated webpage has been created to keep you informed of the project progress and encourage your involvement.

TO LEARN MORE: Contact Planning staff or visit our website at: https://www.leedsgrenville.com/agriculture.