OFA raised specific concerns and objections regarding the proposed amendments to Ontario’s Growth Plan. OFA believes the proposed amendments promote urban sprawl in the Growth Plan area, which will lead to farmland losses in the region. OFA firmly opposes changing the Growth Plan to permit new pits and quarries within the habitat of endangered and threatened species. OFA believes that the proposed rewording of the definition of “ecological function” weakens the definition. OFA recommended that “decentralized systems” be dropped from the definition of Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems. OFA also reiterated its longstanding land use planning recommendations calling for the adoption of fixed, permanent urban boundaries; the adoption of mandatory density and intensification requirements with penalties and consequences for failure to comply, and ending the policy of phasing in density and intensification targets.