Linkage Assessment Guidelines
The City of Hamilton's Linkage Assessment Guidelines are for individuals, agencies and environmental consultants when development or site alteration is proposed within a Linkage shown on Schedule B of Hamilton's Official Plan.
The guidelines describe the purpose of Linkage Assessments, required contents and format, and the submission process.
The purpose of the Linkage Assessment Guidelines is to:
- Protect and enhance connections between Core Areas to enhance the ecological functions of the Natural Heritage System
- Maintain or enhance linkages wherever possible
- Integrate the design of a development proposal in a manner that protects or enhances the ecological functions of the Linkage