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2.6      URBAN RECREATION,             PARKS,       OPEN      SPACE       AND      NATURAL
         ENVIRONMENT

         2.6.1    Urban Parks and Recreational Open Space

                  Council's response to the growing appreciation of and demand for leisure
                  and recreation opportunities in Kings County is clearly reflected in its
                  planning policies and recreation programs. Using its land use policies in
                  concert with recreation management resources, Council will continue to
                  provide for recreation and open space uses.

                  Part 4, The General Planning Part of this Strategy, elaborates on the detailed
                  Recreation, Parks and Open Space policies.

                  The following urban policies indicate how such uses will be treated in the
                  Strategy and Land Use Bylaw. In addition, private recreational commercial
                  uses of essentially an open space nature will be guided by the policies of
                  this Subsection.

         2.6.2    Urban Parks and Recreational Open Space Objectives

                  2.6.2.1       To acquire and develop a balanced distribution of recreation
                                lands in Growth Centres.

                  2.6.2.2       To recognize existing sites and facilities and create
                                opportunities for new active and passive recreation, consistent
                                with the Strategy's comprehensive Recreation, Parks and
                                Open Space objectives and policies contained in Section 4.3
                                of this Strategy.

         2.6.3    Urban Parks and Recreational Open Space Policies

                  2.6.3.1       Council shall encourage and facilitate the provision of
                                Recreational Open Space and the development of parks.
                                Recreation Parks and Open Space planning will be guided by
                                the General Planning policies contained in Section 4.3.

                  2.6.3.2       Council shall establish a "Parks and Open Space District" (P)
                                designation and designate Public Parks and Recreational
                                Open Space on the Growth Centre Future Land Use Maps. In
                                addition, public parks will be permitted uses in zones within
                                all Commercial and Residential Districts.

                  2.6.3.3       Council intends to differentiate between public parks and
                                private recreational open space uses and will create two zones
                                as follows:



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                            a. Parkland (P1)

                            b. Recreational Open Space (P2)

                  2.6.3.4   Council shall establish a Parkland (P1) Zone in the Land Use
                            Bylaw. Public parks both Community and Neighbourhood
                            within areas designated Parks and Open Space District will be
                            zoned P1. In addition, lands containing public parks will be
                            permitted within any District designated and intended for
                            Commercial or Residential development. Public parks will be
                            permitted uses in Residential and Commercial Zones. New
                            public parkland will not require an amendment to this
                            Strategy or the Land Use Bylaw.

                  2.6.3.5   Council shall establish a Recreational Open Space (P2) Zone
                            in the Land Use Bylaw. Recreational open space uses which
                            are commercial ventures that are quiet in nature and involve
                            large tracts of essentially open space lands will be permitted
                            in the P2 Zone. Recreational Open Space uses will be zoned
                            P2. Council may consider a rezoning to P2 in any Residential
                            District to permit new Recreational Open Space uses. An
                            amendment to the Future Land Use Maps of this Strategy will
                            not be necessary.

                  2.6.3.6   The P2 Zone will permit recreational commercial uses of an
                            open space nature, such as, but not limited to, golf courses or
                            campgrounds.

                            In considering rezoning to P2 Council shall have regard to the
                            following:

                            a. the site is of sufficient size and the nature of the use will
                               create a wide area or extent of open space

                            b. the surrounding lands are generally vacant and
                               undeveloped

                            c. the proposed site has direct access to a Collector or Local
                               Exterior street

                            d. the use will be compatible with urban residential land
                               uses

                            e. the proposal is in keeping with all other applicable
                               policies of this Strategy including those for amending the
                               Land Use Bylaw contained in Part 6 of this Strategy


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         2.6.4    Natural Environment and Urban Environmental Open Space

                  Part 4, the General Planning Policies identify certain lands as having
                  sensitive environmental features and processes which warrant protection.
                  Floodplains, wetlands and steep slopes are among the more significant
                  natural environmental features which can place physical restraints on
                  development. Wildlife habitats and environmentally sensitive or unique
                  areas are additional features to consider in general urban and rural planning
                  programs.

                  In recognition of both their inherent value as natural resources as well as the
                  constraints they can pose to development, Council has established a number
                  of objectives pertaining to the use of environmental open space in urban
                  areas. These considerations are outlined in detail in Section 4.2 of this
                  Strategy.

         2.6.5    Natural Environment and Urban Environmental Open Space
                  Objectives

                  2.6.5.1       To identify and protect and/or manage lands within Growth
                                Centres which are subject to flooding, contain wetlands, steep
                                slopes, or are otherwise sensitive to or pose constraints on
                                development.

         2.6.6    Natural Environment and Urban Environmental Open Space Policies

                  2.6.6.1       Within Growth Centres, Council intends to limit development
                                on, and in proximity to, floodplains, wetlands, steep slopes
                                and where possible to recognize significant wildlife habitats
                                through designations and zones pursuant to the policies in the
                                Natural Environment, Section 4.2 of this Strategy.

                  2.6.6.2       Council may designate lands Natural Environment District on
                                the Growth Centre Future Land Use Maps as provided for in
                                Section 4.2 of this Strategy. In the Growth Centres this
                                designation may be applied to the following:

                                a. lands identified as subject to flooding

                                b. floodplains

                                c. dykelands

                                d. identified significant wetlands




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                               e. significant wildlife habitats on lands publicly owned and
                                  controlled

                               f. unstable slopes and any other lands identified by Council
                                  as posing a hazard to development

                  2.6.6.3      As provided for in Policy 4.2.4.2 lands designated Natural
                               Environment District shall be zoned Environmental Open
                               Space (01) Zone in the Land Use Bylaw. Development will
                               be restricted in accordance with policies contained in Section
                               4.2 Natural Environment, General Planning Policies.

                  2.6.6.4      Notwithstanding Implementation Policy 6.1.3.2 Council shall
                               not consider rezoning lands which are zoned 01 and/or
                               designated Natural Environment to any other zone without an
                               amendment to this Strategy and the Land Use Bylaw.

                  2.6.6.5      In accordance with Implementation Policy 6.1.3.1, Council
                               may consider adjustments and/or rounding out of the
                               Environmental Open Space (01) Zone boundaries without the
                               necessity of a Strategy Amendment. In considering such
                               adjustments, Council shall have regard to the following:

                               a. lands identified as subject to flooding

                               b. physical landforms delineating the floodplain

                               c. identified significant wetlands

                               d. significant wildlife habitats and wildlife corridors

                               e. soils prone to water related slope instability

                               f. existing approved subdivisions and/or development

                               g. a hydrotechnical or topographical study




PART 2     AMENDED DATE             SECTION

           November 27, 1995        2.6.6.4 / 2.6.6.5
           September 7, 2004        2.6.6.5 g




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