A number of areas affecting agriculture part of planning initiative in Bruce County

‘Plan the Bruce’ is the county’s initiative of gathering input for developing the Official Plan.

And agriculture is a key part of it.

The new Official Plan will consider new or revised policy a number of land use topics including:
Mapping Prime Agricultural Area
Minimum size of new agricultural lots
Surplus farm dwelling severances
New residential lots in woodlots
Industrial and commercial uses on farms
Urban-agriculture edge planning
Cannabis production

In a statement, Bruce County officials say good planning decisions now will help support local food producers and expand their opportunities and create a thriving, healthy agricultural community.

More inforamtion about ‘Plan the Bruce’ and how to participate can be found at planthebruce.ca/agriculture.