The NPCA Policy Review
The NPCA is updating its policy document called, "Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 155/06 and Land Use Planning Policy Document (2011)" ("Policy Document"). The Policy Document lays out the NPCA’s commitment to a watershed-based planning approach and is used by staff and agencies as one of the main tools for decision- making within the NPCA’s jurisdiction.
The purpose of the review is to develop a new Policy Document that the NPCA can use as a practical guide for evaluating development and site alteration while balancing their obligation to protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment within its legislative mandate.
The review process will occur in three phases and will result in an updated Policy Document for the NPCA.
The first stage of the project will focus on launching a website, engaging the public by introducing the project and completing a background review.
The second stage of the project will involve an analysis of the existing policy and identify any issues or gaps. There will be opportunities to engage the public on key topics found in the policy document (e.g. climate change, sustainability, water resources) and discuss the vision of the document.
The third stage of the project includes re-writing and revising the policy document for final review and approval.