Rural areas are vital to the economic success of the Province and the quality of life
of its residents. Rural areas include, rural settlement areas, rural lands, prime
agriculture areas, natural heritage features and area and other resources areas.
See the discussion paper Rural Areas to learn about Provincial and current township policies. After reading, answer the discussion promoting questions below to express what you would like to see in the upcoming Official Plan.
1. What does rural character mean to you?
2. Do you think that the current Official Plan policies supporting rural character are working?
3. What changes might be required to the policies continue to support rural character?
4. Please provide any other comments you may have for consideration in the development of new