The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is sounding an alarm.
It has released a map showing the impact of proposed changes to the Greenbelt — based on more than 650 requests to the province from developers and municipalities.
Developers and environmentalists have been at odds over whether more land is needed to meet growth targets, as well as the demands of home buyers and to protect them against higher prices.
Environment Hamilton’s Beatrice Okoko insists the proposed changes should be a concern to every Ontarian who values “local food, clean drinking water, forests, rivers and wildlife”.
The proposed changes involve up to 104 hectares of tender-fruit land in the Winona-area and another 28 hectares north of Parkside Drive in Waterdown.
The public has until the end of the month to submit comments to the province.