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Lakeshore to restart drafting greenhouse rules after current ones deemed too strict

December 18, 2023  By Samantha Craggs, Dale Molnar, CBC News

Dec. 18, 2023 – Lakeshore, Ont., will start all over again writing rules around where large-scale greenhouses can go after the province and Essex County said the ones it came up with were too restrictive. Lakeshore spent months debating and getting public opinion to draw up amendments to draw up new rules. Those rules said greenhouses — notorious in the county for their pervasive glows on the night sky — had to be at least half a kilometre from homes. But the province and the county have both rejected that setback. In a letter, the county said it “would severely limit the ability for commercial greenhouses to locate” on agricultural land. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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