Council chambers were packed Monday night for the Planning and Development Meeting – hot on the agenda, the proposed Rural Area Zoning by-law.

The Zone Clarington project was initiated in January 2016. Rural Area Zoning was first to be reviewed.

In November 2018, a first draft for the rural portion was released proposing to add 33,600 acres to Environmental Protection. The majority of the land being added is woodlots, wetlands and other recognizable features and a buffer protection of these features. This included 13,340 acres of lands identified Minimum Vegetation Protection Zone, as required by Provincial Policy.

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