Dundas Pleasant View NEC development control discussion begins

News Jan 11, 2021 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry met with City of Hamilton and Niagara Escarpment Commission representatives in late November 2020 to start discussing the city’s request to add Pleasant View to the commission’s development control.

“NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks regarding the extent of the Pleasant View area request,” said Bethany Osborne, communications director for minister John Yakabuski.

Ministry of Natural Resources spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski and NEC spokesperson Danielle D’Silva both said since the end of November there was no update on the city’s request, or on a similar request from the commission itself.

The NEC originally passed a motion requesting the ministry add Pleasant View to its development control in December 2019, which was followed last year by a similar request from the city.

There is still some confusion between the NEC, MNR and the minister’s office over how the process will move forward, and how long it might take.

Kowalski said the NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks.

“This request may be considered as part of an ongoing Development Control Regulation Project,” Kowalski said. “At this time, no decision has been made.”

D’Silva confirmed the November 2020 meeting did take place and said the request will move ahead as part of an ongoing Development Control Project.

That project does not appear to include any public process.

D’Silva said the city’s request would require a regulation change by the minister.

“Through the Development Control Mapping project, (the NEC) are working with the City of Hamilton on the proposal,” D’Silva said. “Ultimately, it comes down to a minister’s decision.”

She said applying NEC development control to Pleasant View requires a change to a Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act regulation.

“At present, there is an opportunity to pursue this through the second phase of a staff-initiated update to the regulation. The project is currently within its first phase,” D’Silva said.

She said talks between the MNR, NEC, and City of Hamilton are expected to resume shortly, to discuss and begin mapping the Pleasant View area. There is no schedule or timeline for those talks.

Dundas Pleasant View NEC development control discussion begins

City of Hamilton and NEC working on details for ministry

News Jan 11, 2021 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry met with City of Hamilton and Niagara Escarpment Commission representatives in late November 2020 to start discussing the city’s request to add Pleasant View to the commission’s development control.

“NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks regarding the extent of the Pleasant View area request,” said Bethany Osborne, communications director for minister John Yakabuski.

Ministry of Natural Resources spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski and NEC spokesperson Danielle D’Silva both said since the end of November there was no update on the city’s request, or on a similar request from the commission itself.

The NEC originally passed a motion requesting the ministry add Pleasant View to its development control in December 2019, which was followed last year by a similar request from the city.

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There is still some confusion between the NEC, MNR and the minister’s office over how the process will move forward, and how long it might take.

Kowalski said the NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks.

“This request may be considered as part of an ongoing Development Control Regulation Project,” Kowalski said. “At this time, no decision has been made.”

D’Silva confirmed the November 2020 meeting did take place and said the request will move ahead as part of an ongoing Development Control Project.

That project does not appear to include any public process.

D’Silva said the city’s request would require a regulation change by the minister.

“Through the Development Control Mapping project, (the NEC) are working with the City of Hamilton on the proposal,” D’Silva said. “Ultimately, it comes down to a minister’s decision.”

She said applying NEC development control to Pleasant View requires a change to a Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act regulation.

“At present, there is an opportunity to pursue this through the second phase of a staff-initiated update to the regulation. The project is currently within its first phase,” D’Silva said.

She said talks between the MNR, NEC, and City of Hamilton are expected to resume shortly, to discuss and begin mapping the Pleasant View area. There is no schedule or timeline for those talks.

Dundas Pleasant View NEC development control discussion begins

City of Hamilton and NEC working on details for ministry

News Jan 11, 2021 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry met with City of Hamilton and Niagara Escarpment Commission representatives in late November 2020 to start discussing the city’s request to add Pleasant View to the commission’s development control.

“NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks regarding the extent of the Pleasant View area request,” said Bethany Osborne, communications director for minister John Yakabuski.

Ministry of Natural Resources spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski and NEC spokesperson Danielle D’Silva both said since the end of November there was no update on the city’s request, or on a similar request from the commission itself.

The NEC originally passed a motion requesting the ministry add Pleasant View to its development control in December 2019, which was followed last year by a similar request from the city.

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There is still some confusion between the NEC, MNR and the minister’s office over how the process will move forward, and how long it might take.

Kowalski said the NEC will continue discussions with the City of Hamilton in the coming weeks.

“This request may be considered as part of an ongoing Development Control Regulation Project,” Kowalski said. “At this time, no decision has been made.”

D’Silva confirmed the November 2020 meeting did take place and said the request will move ahead as part of an ongoing Development Control Project.

That project does not appear to include any public process.

D’Silva said the city’s request would require a regulation change by the minister.

“Through the Development Control Mapping project, (the NEC) are working with the City of Hamilton on the proposal,” D’Silva said. “Ultimately, it comes down to a minister’s decision.”

She said applying NEC development control to Pleasant View requires a change to a Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act regulation.

“At present, there is an opportunity to pursue this through the second phase of a staff-initiated update to the regulation. The project is currently within its first phase,” D’Silva said.

She said talks between the MNR, NEC, and City of Hamilton are expected to resume shortly, to discuss and begin mapping the Pleasant View area. There is no schedule or timeline for those talks.