Join us Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm at the Brodhagen Community Center for the regular meeting of the Huron Perth Landowners Association. Please note...this evening will also be our Open House, please invite everyone to attend!
Perth and Huron Counties are proud of their Agricultural Heritage.
For the first time in a long time your farm practices have been and will be challenged by the implementation of a planning system called Natural Heritage drafted by the Upper Thames Conservation Authority.
The Natural Heritage Plan is being studied in Huron and Perth County.
The Natural Heritage Plan is not a plan recommended or mandated by the province.
The province through the Planning Act recognizes protecting and managing natural resources by self government principals.
Open Houses have been planned for Perth County to give residents a chance to address the Natural Heritage Plan drafted by the Upper Thames Conservation Authority.
The Natural Heritage Plan takes current farm land out of production.
The first Perth County Open House was scheduled for 5:45 pm at St Pauls Community Centre.
A better time has been arranged for the three remaining Open Houses. They are as follows:
- on April 23rd, at 7 pm at the Mitchell Arena,
- on May 15th, at 7 pm at the Milverton Arena and;
- the one for Listowel has yet to be scheduled.
An Open House has also been planned for April 18th, 7 pm at the Brodhagen Community Centre.
This Open House is hosted by the Huron and Perth Landowners.
Mr. Harris, who quit dairy farming because the Natural Heritage System disabled his 170 acre dairy farm was invited to tell his story and to explain just how the system works and reduced his 170 acre farm to less than 90 workable.
Once approved regulations connected to the Natural Heritage Plan will take farm acres out of production, not allow permitting for renovations or buildings because of regulated setbacks, etc.
It is better to be informed and stop a system that affects your agriculture heritage than have to go to court after the fact and defend your farm practices because you ignored it.
Please join us on the 18th of April and share this information with others.