[HALIFAX, NS] — An alliance of 36 social and environmental groups is suggesting a new approach to the way Halifax does development.
Our HRM Alliance, which represents a diverse cross section of advocacy groups in the municipality, is suggesting a “greenbelt” development strategy that would channel development into four different sections.
The emphasis is on the regional centre and suburban areas that are already well developed — areas already serviced by roads and water systems. The other three — protected areas and natural corridors, natural resources and agriculture, and rural communities and coast areas — would see less development under the greenbelt proposal.
The group, which includes the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and FUSION Halifax as well as the Ecology Action Centre and the Sackville Rivers Association, is adamant that the greenbelt approach not limit development, but instead channel it to the most appropriate places.