Agricultural Lands

  • Destruction of agricultural lands:
    • destruction of agricultural lands currently ranked as prime farmland by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, municipal government bodies and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food
    • permanent removal of farmland and loss of Ontario’s food producing agricultural lands
    • low agricultural productivity and decreased financial viability for rehabilitated pit farms
    • not consistent with Section 2.3 Agriculture of the Provincial Policy Statement issued under the authority of Section 3 of the Planning Act. (On-line Access: www.mah.gov.on.ca, click “Publications” and then click “Provincial Policy Statement)

Taken with permission from the Information Guide For Citizens produced by Gravel Watch Ontario