London, Ontario has preserved most of its farmland but a review of where developers can build still needs to be confirmed. Over the last decade, the farm-rich province has lost nearly seven per cent of its land to development. However, London has actually increased its agricultural footprint by more than 23 per cent.
Each day, the province continues to lose farmland and this is linked with rising fuel and fertilizer costs as well as the threat of fertilizer shortage. London has an urban growth boundary that prevents developers from building in certain areas.
The city’s director of planning and development, Gregg Barrett said “The urban growth boundary was established after annexation, and it came into force, in effect as part of the city’s first official plan after annexation in 1996, … Everything inside (the urban growth boundary) was identified for future regrowth, everything outside was identified for agriculture.
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