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Heritage Conservation

As seen in the Town of Aylmer Official Plan

Natural Heritage

It is the policy of this Plan to encourage the protection, conservation and maintenance of the natural heritage landscape in Aylmer for the long term. This Plan uses the Parks and Open Space designation on Schedule "A" Land Use Plan and the Development Control Area, Development Regulated Area and Significant Woodlots overlays on Schedule "B".

Natural Features to afford protection to the natural heritage features, as well as policies prohibiting development and site alteration on lands within or abutting these features unless it can be demonstrated through the preparation of environmental impact studies that there will be no negative impacts on the natural features and their ecological functions.

Archaeological, Cultural and Built Heritage

It is the policy of this Plan to encourage the restoration, protection and maintenance of the Town's archaeological and heritage resources, including but not limited to historic sites and buildings and structures of historical and/or architectural value. All new development or redevelopment permitted by the policies and designations of this Plan shall, as far as possible, have regard to heritage features. It shall be the policy of the Town to use all relevant legislation and programs whenever possible to encourage the preservation and enhancement of heritage features and to develop a greater awareness of the value of heritage conservation in the community. When appropriate and necessary the Town will use the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act to conserve, protect and enhance the Town's heritage. The Town will circulate development applications to the Ministry of Culture for identification of any potential impact on areas containing registered archaeological sites or lands of archaeological potential.

Development on lands containing significant archaeological resources shall avoid the destruction or alteration of these resources. Where such avoidance is not possible, the development proponent shall conserve significant archaeological resources through the removal and documentation in advance of any land disturbances, and in accordance with the archaeological licensing provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act.


Read more about the Town of Aylmer Official Plan here.

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