Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP)
The Niagara Escarpment Plan is composed of a purpose statement and objectives, three parts, two appendices and Maps 1-10.
The NEP was published in June, 2005 and was last updated on October 25, 2012.
The June, 2005 version and the most recent update including the latest Plan Amendments are available below, along with smaller sections of the NEP for quick downloading.
The Niagara Escarpment Plan includes policies for seven land-use designations (Natural, Protection, Rural, Recreation, Urban, Minor Urban and Mineral Resource Extraction), provides development criteria and establishes objectives for the Niagara Escarpment Parks System as 141 parks and protected areas.
Niagara Escarpment Plan with latest Plan Amendments (Text-only, updated April 3rd, 2013)
Niagara Escarpment Plan (June, 2005)
Plan d'amenagement de l'escarpement du Niagara (2005)
Index; Purpose & Objectives
Land Use Policies
Niagara Escarpment Parks and Open Space System
Appendices Two, Three and Four
Residential Heritage Properties Listing
Nature Preserve Properties Listing
Notes & Photo Credits