Bill 23: "More Homes Faster": need for aggregates

Wednesday Nov 16th, 2022


Streamlining aggregate applications

To make sure home builders have the materials they need to build 1.5 million homes in the next 10 years, we’re proposing to remove the two-year freeze on amendments to new official plans, secondary plans and zoning by-laws for aggregate applications. The freeze would continue to apply to non-aggregate applications.

We’re also proposing changes that would allow Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff to make certain decisions on aggregate development applications – for example, by having the decision to issue an aggregate licence made by a director, rather than the minister. This will speed up internal approval processes to support housing development and ensure that aggregate resources are available to build new homes and roads. Requirements in the application process will not change, including the requirement for consultations.

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