'The devil is in the details' of updated official plan given back to Ottawa

By Avanticka Anand, CBC News Ottawa, November 7, 2022

Not everyone is a fan of the changes to Ottawa's development guidelines the province sent back late last week.

The modified official plan is meant to chart the path for development in Ottawa until 2046. The city can't appeal the changes, according to the province.

....The loss of rural green spaces to urban sprawl poses another larger problem, according to Paul Johanis, chair of the group Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital.

"We are of the point of view is that rural Ottawa is our biggest green space asset," said Johanis. "Green space has value in and of itself … as mitigation against climate change."

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