Proposed Changes to the Provincial Policy Statement

View of Falls on Mississippi River from Glass Street on July 22, 2019

On July 22, 2019, the provincial government announced proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement, called the PPS for short. This Statement sets the policy for all planning and land management policies below it, like the County of Lanark Official Plan and the Mississippi Mills Official Plan.

In 2017 and 2018, a number of meetings of concerned residents were held on the Natural Heritage Systems portion of the proposed Official Plan, while other changes went unnoticed.

This week the province is seeking input on proposed changes. The announcement of general changes can be found here:

https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0279

The lengthier review (72 pages) citing the changes more specifically can be found here:

https://prod-environmental-registry.s3.amazonaws.com/2019-07/EN_PPS%20Proposed%20Policies_July2019.pdf

The comment period is open from July 22, 2019 to October 21, 2019 (91 days). Thank you to our Director of Planning, Nicole Dwyer, for providing notice of this announcement to all council last night.