Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Land Use Planning - Who Cares?

Land use planning may seem an abstract and irrelevant concept most of the time, that is until a specific land use is proposed for a specific location, catching local residents by surprise and leaving them feeling threatened, angry and frustrated. For many, if not most, this is their introduction to land use planning.

It doesn't have to be this way. 

How does the planning process work in Grey County? in Grey Highlands? in Southgate? Chatsworth or any other municipality? Is the process the same for a severance as it is for a quarry or a subdivision? How does an individual find out what's going on before the process is already well under way? What voice does an individual or a group of neighbours have in the process?  When there is disagreement, is an OMB hearing inevitable? Where is the means for a community to articulate and guide its vision for its future?

Find out the answers to these and other planning questions at:

GABP - World Town Planning Day Event
Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm
Flesherton Kinplex

Our speakers bring abundant knowledge and experience from their different perspectives:
  • Scott Taylor, professional planner with the County of Grey, 
  • Dan Best, Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality of Grey Highlands and 
  • Peggy Hutchison, founding member and past president of GABP. 
This event is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the planning process and how it affects you, your neighbours, your community. We look forward to seeing you at the Flesherton Kinplex on November 8th at 7 pm.

Monday, October 24, 2011

World Town Planning Day Comes to Grey County

On Tuesday, November 8th 
at 7 pm at the Flesherton Kinplex
GABP is hosting an experts' panel and Q&A session to celebrate World Town Planning Day,
And you're invited.