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The Town of Oakville in co-operation with Conservation Halton (CH) have completed a study to confirm the limits of the erosion hazard for a portion of the Sixteen Mile Creek valley in downtown Oakville. Work carried out in association with the study included site inspections, background information gathering, soil investigations, and geotechnical and creek erosion analysis.
Review details of the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Slope Assessment: Erosion Hazard Limits in Downtown Oakville:
Under the Conservation Authorities Act pursuant to Ontario Regulation 162/06, CH regulates development within and adjacent to naturally occurring hazards and sensitive natural areas such as: creeks, floodplains, meander belts, steep slopes, valleys, Lake Ontario shoreline, wetlands and hazardous lands.
At this location, CH regulates the erosion hazard, as well as an allowance of 15m from the limit of the hazard, or stable top of bank. Permission is required for any works undertaken in an area regulated by CH.
Conservation Halton's regulation and policies, as well as Approximate Regulatory Limits (ARL) mapping, is available on the Conservation Halton website.
Refinements or adjustments to the ARL are permitted if detailed technical studies are undertaken to demonstrate that the hazard limits differ from that shown on the map.
Learn more about Conservation Halton's regulatory role at the Conservation Halton website and search "Planning & Permits".
Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T
Water Resources Technologist
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3904 (TTY 905-338-4200)
Charles Priddle, PhD
Manager, Regulations Program
905-336-1158 ext. 2276