BES, MCIP, RPP
James Parkin is a professional land use planner with expertise in resource planning. Since 1983, James has worked extensively on projects related to mineral aggregate resources representing governments, some of the largest operators in the Province as well as family-owned businesses across Ontario.
James provides project management and planning evaluations for pit and quarry applications and is certified by the Ministry of Natural Resources to prepare site plans under the Aggregate Resources Act. He has been involved in many policy development processes including the Provincial Policy Statement, Provincial Plans (e.g. Greenbelt Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan), and municipal Official Plans. James also leads MHBC research projects and background studies for private sector clients, industry associations and provincial and municipal planning departments. He was project manager and lead author for the 2009 State of the Aggregate Resource in Ontario Study (SAROS) prepared for the Ministry of Natural Resources. He has provided expert evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board and Joint Board relating to aggregate issues.
Prior to joining MHBC in 1989, James was employed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and held a variety of field and main office positions in the aggregate resources program.
James received his Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Geography) from the University of Waterloo in 1982. He is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner.