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Don’t take farmland for granted

No Farms No Food members keep an ever watchful eye on farmland and the support farmers require to produce safe, healthy food. Currently, the County of Kings is completing its Kings 2050 initiative. This will result in a new Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The public will get its first chance to debate a final draft in public during September 2017. The plan is to pass the strategy and bylaw as soon as possible and no later than March 2018. This draft is a complete rewrite of the first draft. Essentially, an “out with the old” and “in with the new” approach is being taken. No Farms No Food volunteers are working hard to understand the impact of the colossal change since earlier drafts. Detailed, written reports are being prepared and a preliminary report has been submitted to the Mayor.

The final draft of the MPS and LUB can be accessed here

You can read a pointed letter from the Kings County Federation of Agriculture by clicking on the link below. It questions the process by which things have been moved forward by key staff.

Jan 13 2016 Letter to County CAO from KCFA

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You can find the details for three public meetings scheduled for September 11-14, 2017, at the bottom of this media release from the county