Here is a copy of the opinion letter written by our planning consultant Dennis Jacobs and provided to the City of Ottawa last week. Lots here.
At our Community Meeting on November 5, Goeff Gowan made a presentation of the value of home backing on the golf course as well as homes in the surrounding area. You can see it HERE.
We launched our Make a Difference Campaign on November 5th at our Community meeting, which was attended by more than 600 people. You can make your contribution by cheque or via GoFundMe. Join us today.
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The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is deeply disappointed by today’s announcement from ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes that they have submitted a formal application to the City of Ottawa to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club lands.
Upon purchasing this land in 1996, ClubLink signed on to The 40% Agreement. In doing so, they agreed to share the use of its 70 plus acres with residents of Kanata forever. The City of Ottawa informed ClubLink in March that they will pursue a decision in court on this important agreement, should ClubLink make a redevelopment application. The residents of Kanata Lakes, Beaverbrook and neighbourhoods across Kanata North are vehemently opposed to ClubLinks plan and will continue to aid the City’s ongoing efforts.
ClubLink submitted to city hall Tuesday morning its controversial planning application to redevelop 71 hectares of land at the Kanata Golf and Country Club. The golf company is working with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes to turn the golf course into a suburban infill neighbourhood. According to the development scheme, 53 per cent of the land would be redeveloped for homes, 20 per cent of the land would be for new roads and 27 per cent would be for green space, parks and ponds.
The Kanata Greenspace Steering Committee is making big and important changes. We’ve created a not-for-profit corporation to provide our Kanata North community and its residents with a focussed and reliable resource to advocate not only for the protection of our green, open and undeveloped spaces today but also their preservation for the future. We’ve also changed our name to the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition.
Our group was approached by Ecology Ottawa in recent months as they looked for neighbourhood partners to protect natural community spaces, the newest progam in their Living City initiative… Keep Nature in Our Neighbourhoods. They have been helping us encourage community participation to protect two key open areas in Kanata North – the Kanata Golf Club as shared community open space and the South March Highlands. More >>>
There are many reasons to protect the green space that makes Kanata an unique community including, it is part of Teron vision, legal, moral, environmental, recreational, health, legacy. The green space is the reason that many people live in Kanata and it needs us to protect it. More>>
There is a a lot of misinformation circulating and some fake news. Check out our assessment of what is true and what is not here.
We encourage you to keep your comments coming.Thank you to those of you who wrote to the City. The Coalition was copied on over 200 letters and I understand that the City planning department has received hundreds more. Just to clarify, we have confirmed that City planning will accept public comments at anytime in this process.Continue reading
This is another important week in our campaign to fight the redevelopment plans of ClubLink and its Ottawa based partners Richcraft and Minto Communities and we are reminding you to step up and help us protect our green and open spaces.Continue reading
“I don’t understand why it’s so hard in this town for citizens to defend green spaces from developers. Exactly why are home builders so influential and powerful in Ottawa?” ~ Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa writerContinue reading
Our lawyers attended the case management conference on November 14, 2019, the purpose of which was to schedule the City of Ottawa’s application. We have details of what transpired here.Continue reading
At the outset, I would like to thank the 650 or so residents who came out to our STOP CLUBLINK Community Meeting at Earl of March on November 5 and the more than 500 who have watched the video online since.Continue reading
A warning to ClubLink: Ottawa’s current city government is far more responsive to Kanata’s concerns than were previous regimes.