Natural Heritage

Background:

The County of Perth is developing a new Official Plan. In accordance with the Planning Act, modern approaches outlined in the Provincial Policy Statement, 2014 (PPS) must be integrated into the new Official Plan.

As a result of these PPS changes, County Council recognized a need to develop a local framework to evaluate the existing Natural Heritage features using a system perspective for Perth County and looked to engage an Environmental Consultant. The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) was retained to develop a local framework because of their superior knowledge of Perth County, their in-house expertise in the subjects of biology, Geographic Information System (GIS) modeling, remote sensing, and their experiences with similar projects in Oxford, Middlesex and Huron Counties.

Locally, the Perth Natural Heritage Systems Study (PNHSS) will be used to direct new Natural Heritage policies for the new Official Plan and help make informed decisions which are consistent with the PPS when planning for the natural environment into the future. Implementation will occur at the local level at the time of the Zoning By-law update.

For more information please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Background:

The County of Perth is developing a new Official Plan. In accordance with the Planning Act, modern approaches outlined in the Provincial Policy Statement, 2014 (PPS) must be integrated into the new Official Plan.

As a result of these PPS changes, County Council recognized a need to develop a local framework to evaluate the existing Natural Heritage features using a system perspective for Perth County and looked to engage an Environmental Consultant. The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) was retained to develop a local framework because of their superior knowledge of Perth County, their in-house expertise in the subjects of biology, Geographic Information System (GIS) modeling, remote sensing, and their experiences with similar projects in Oxford, Middlesex and Huron Counties.

Locally, the Perth Natural Heritage Systems Study (PNHSS) will be used to direct new Natural Heritage policies for the new Official Plan and help make informed decisions which are consistent with the PPS when planning for the natural environment into the future. Implementation will occur at the local level at the time of the Zoning By-law update.

For more information please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.