There Are Some Interesting Plans Coming for this Brampton Neighbourhood
In a city like Brampton, with all the development that has happened and established neighbourhoods having been around for decades, one may wonder how to make sure these communities becomes sustainable for future generations.
Sustainable communities will become more important in the future as the issue of flood mitigation becomes more serious as storms become more frequent, leading to increased flooding in residential properties.
In conjunction with the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority is working with local residents and businesses to develop a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for the city's Fletchers Creek neighbourhood.Here is a map of the study area, which runs along McLaughlin Road from Queen Street to Williams Parkway:According to the CVC, the Fletcher's Creek SNAP will build on Brampton's "Grow Green" initiatives and help the neighbourhood become more environmentally sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change by finding effective ways to:
Help local residents and businesses reduce the environmental impacts of their daily activities.
Encourage neighbours to learn about the environment, appreciate nature, and become stewards of the land.
Enhance the natural environment and the urban forest.
Manage stormwater and reduce pollution to protect Fletchers Creek.
The SNAP was launched back in 2016 and one meeting and tree planting events held last year. Here's a picture of the study area map with residents suggestions on post it notes:
There were also promotions for Brampton's Grow Green Environmental Master Plan:Residents came out in droves to offer their suggestions and questions:
The next public open house event on the Fletcher's Creek SNAP is on November 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre Auditorium at 125 McLaughlin Road North.
Residents can review the draft Action Plan and concept projects for Fletchers Creek neighbourhood and to also provide feedback on the plan and its potential to improve the neighbourhood and experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.
For more on the Fletcher's Creek SNAP, click here.
Photos courtesy of Credit Valley Conservation