Will Northumberland become the next Barrie? Planning for growth critical, says county official

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Northumberland County is expected to grow to 122,000 people over the next 30 years, maybe sooner. The impact on development and the way of life will be impacted, said Dan Borowec, county director of economic development and planning.

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A recent study commissioned by Northumberland County is projecting the population will grow to 122,000 by 2051. This is up from the current 90,000 people who live here now. Some say we may hit that number sooner.

The picture-postcard that draws so many people to come and live in Northumberland could be facing expansive, rapid growth similar to places like Barrie, Peterborough, and Clarington.

The question is: where will these people live? Where will they work? And what other pressures will take place because of the increase in population. It could mean some significant changes, including reducing or even stopping severances in the county. And that is only one of the potential impacts.

Here is the county’s director of economic development, Dan Borowec, to explain.

Originally aired: Jan. 14, 2022

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