In Sympathy with Built Environment and in Harmony With the Natural One
Something that both new and long term residents of Caledon could agree on is protecting the environment. To me that means both the natural and the human, or built, environments.
Having GOALS ("what") and OBJECTIVES ("how") to protect the environment should be a very clear part of the Official Plan. There's a danger of Goals and Objectives becoming obscured through an official plan's complexity in its requirement to conform with provincial and regional policies and technical elements that - to many (most?) of us "folks" - seem far removed from our day to day lives.
Please be very clear in writing our Official Plan about the Goals and Objectives. Put them up front and centre in language that makes their importance to all of us, resonate with all of us! Communicate about them broadly, and be open to community engagement; genuine multi-party engagement. This is how community participation is encouraged, and through it, community knowledge can be tapped into for practical solutions that honour the community's values and vision for Caledon's environment.
We all want, and need, a built environment that is in sympathy to the cultural heritage of Caledon, and is at the same time in harmony with the essential goal of protecting the natural environment.