Saturday, April 19, 2008

Farms vs Greenspace

The present Ontario governed has determined that certain areas should remain green spaces, which has angered some farmers who say this devalues their land because it can no longer be sold to devloppers who want to build subdivisions and malls.

This is a sticky problem isn't it?


dot said...

Wow, that is a problem. I can see both sides.
I can't help but admire all the signs they have up!

Chrissy said...

This is a tough decision to make...wish both sides luck, as I cam see both sides of the argument.

Arr Cee said...

Hmmm, this is an interesting one. I disagree with farmers restricting access to their land, which is probably due to my upbringing with Scottish 'right to roam' laws; these enabled me to spend my childhood running about fields. I don't know what to think really...

Tom said...

I can see both sides for sure..... hopefully the farmers and the powers that be can come to some terms where good sense provails. Green Spaces are needed world wide... but monies should be paid to compensate surely.. but how much?
oh! this is a mind field of emotions I bet.

Rose said...

This picture really makes me want to see what is on the other side of the fence...can you raise the lens a little bit. please.

Actually it is a sticky situation...personally I hate the government telling me what I can do with my own property, but I sure do hate to see all the land under malls and highways. Wish there was an answer that satisfied everyone.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

We need to protect our farmland, in the news, there is a shortage of food and the price is going up.
Once it is biult on that is the end of that piece of land for growing food.
Here in British Columbia we have protected farmland laws, but it is still being nibbled away.

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