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Can limited development be counted? A review of consent policy approaches in Eastern Ontario to regulate limited residential development in rural designations

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dc.contributor.advisor Caldwell, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Banford, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T14:37:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T14:37:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16197
dc.description.abstract Rural Ontario is challenged with pressures for residential development which can have negative social, cultural and financial impacts on rural communities. The creation of new residential lots, primarily occurring through the consent (severance) process, has resulted in scattered development and land fragmentation. Provincial and municipal policies to limit rural residential development have been implemented to control excessive development and sprawl. This study examines the consent policies of twenty (20) municipalities in the region of Eastern Ontario to identify current policy trends for limiting development in rural designations as well as any existing unique policy approaches. The research findings demonstrate a regional reliance on traditional categories of consent policies. Innovative policies are also being implemented in the region however this is only currently occurring within a small number of municipalities. These policy trends and examples of alternative development approaches may be of interest to municipal planners and policymakers in their future policy considerations for limited rural residential development.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Eastern Ontario
dc.subject rural
dc.subject municipalities
dc.subject policy
dc.subject rural residential development
dc.title Can limited development be counted? A review of consent policy approaches in Eastern Ontario to regulate limited residential development in rural designations
dc.type Major paper
dc.degree.name Master of Planning
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
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