Niagara Escarpment Plan Boundary La limite du Plan d'escarpement de Niagara

Data Format(s): ESRI Shape

Coordinate system: NAD83 / UTM zone 17N (EPSG:26917)

The boundary representing the area of jurisdiction in which the policies and objectives of the Niagara Escarpment Plan apply. The outer boundary of the area covered by the Niagara Escarpment Plan is fixed and inflexible, and can be changed only by a Plan Amendment. It is formed by a combination of such features as roads, railways, electrical transmission lines, municipal and property boundaries, lot lines, rivers and topographic features. The Niagara Escarpment Plan, established by The Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act, serves as a framework of objectives and policies to strike a balance between development, preservation and the enjoyment of the Escarpment and to provide for the maintenance of the Niagara Escarpment and land in its vicinity substantially as a continuous natural environment, and to ensure only such development occurs as is compatible with that natural environment.