Today's letters: Don't go near our Greenbelt

By Alex Cullen, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, August 24, 2019 Don’t touch the Greenbelt Re: Consultations on 25-year plan, ‘five big moves’ to begin this fall

The City of Ottawa recently released its discussion paper “5 Big Moves” as part of its Official Plan Review (the OP being the planning document to guide Ottawa’s future growth). Much of it is laudable, but Policy 3 under Growth Management is not.

This policy states: “Where urban expansion may be required in the future (beyond this Plan), consider the potential to expand into the Greenbelt.” Whoa! Ottawa is already at one million people and expected to grow more, but nowhere are they manufacturing any more greenspace.

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