Consultation with municipal planners

During the summer of 2003, the authors of this report held individual meetings with senior planning staff of 11 of the 14 upper-tier municipalities (all except the Regional Municipality of Niagara, the County of Dufferin, and the County of Northumberland). The purpose of the meetings was to introduce the project to staff, describe the approach taken, and review preliminary mapping. These sessions gave the municipal planners an opportunity to discuss specific issues facing Greenlands in their municipality, identify "hotspots," and review both the accuracy of the mapping and the appropriateness of the "security" designations. The comments received were used to make revisions to some of the Greenlands maps and summary tables.