When the proposed Zone Clarington rezoning of rural lands came to light – and the new zoning maps were made available, things got heated with the possible expansion of Environmentally Protected lands.
The protected lands were centred on wetlands, significant water features or wood lots. What has come to light is that the maps used by the municipality may be outdated. This has been confirmed many times by staff – the mapping is flawed.
Should you disagree with an identified environmental feature it is up to property owners to contact the Planning Department to ask for a site visit to demonstrate how the Municipality’s mapping may be inaccurate.