The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is overjoyed by Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse’s decision to uphold the 40% Agreement. His decision states, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract and ss. 5(4) and 9 are not void as contrary to the rule against perpetuities.” As well, he concludes that should the land be turned over to the City of Ottawa at some point, it can be used for park and recreational purposes beyond a golf course. More >>>
Councillors vote 7-1 against ClubLink's 1,500-home subdivision at Kanata Golf and Country Club. City staff rarely recommend the committee reject a development, but called ClubLink's proposal to build 1,544 homes with developers Richcraft and Minto "premature." The KGPC wants to celebrate and thank all of the community members who made such thoughtful presentations. Listening to the rationale of Councillor Leiper .. it is obvious our fight is not over. The Planning Committee decision will go to Council on December 9. More >>>
Our Chair, Barbara Ramsay, talks to CTV News Ottawa about the recommendation of City staff to Ottawa Council to reject a plan submitted by ClubLink to build a subdivision at the site of the Kanata Golf and Country Club. More...
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is pleased that the City of Ottawa Planning Department has soundly rejected ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes application to develop the Kanata Golf Club lands. The staff report will be presented to the City Planning Committee on Nov. 26th. It states that “Council endorse the position that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal not approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision for 7000 Campeau Drive.” More...
It’s time developers. like Minto and Richcraft realize that people want urban green spaces, not more concrete. It's not just about stopping Clublink; it's about saving GREENSPACE. The City of Ottawa Official plan should protect greenspace. Our Op-Ed on Greenspace
The Coronavirus has reminded us how important liveable neighbourhoods are for our well being. In Kanata North, we’re fortunate to have paths, trails, parks, wildlife and a great deal of green and open space, while downtown residents are searching for safe spots to walk 2 metres apart. Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook were designed by visionary Bill Teron with green space top of mind. That’s why we have the 40% Agreement.
We write to ClubLink to correct the misrepresentation of the facts in their March 9th letter to City Councillor Jenna Sudds which they shared on the kanatapossibilities.ca web site. They claimed that the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition did not respond to their invitation to meet. This is FALSE. Read our letter.
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
Tech titan Terry Matthews talks to CTV Ottawa from the ForeverGreen Gala at the Brookstreet Hotel last night talking about the importance of Greenspace in the Nation's Capital. This is why Terry Matthews lives in Kanata. More.
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.
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.
We have a couple of updates in the fight to Save our Greenspace. In our last e-news we told you about ClubLink’s costs submission to the court claiming $50,000 due from the Coalition citing our misguided efforts as an intervenor at the 40PA hearing. They suggested we unnecessarily increased their costs while failing to contribute to the positive solution of the case for the City among other things.
ClubLink surprised us and sent their Notice of Appeal out late Friday afternoon and managed to leave the KGPC off the mailing list in their process. Some sort of error they said. Continue reading
Your hundreds of expressions of happiness and gratitude as a result of the 40% Agreement win on Friday have flooded the inbox. It is clear that you appreciate the thousands of hours of volunteer work of the Coalition members. They don’t often take a bow and so I thought today we would give them all the shoutout they deserve.Continue reading
Justice Labrosse released his 45 page decision today on the validity of the 40 Percent Agreement and in doing so scuttled the ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes plan to redevelop our greenspace with 1544 homes. He wrote, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract.” You can read it all for yourself Continue reading
We need some FUN! Groundhog Day is just around the corner on February 2 … and so we will have an Un-dinner and a movie. Continue reading
The Coalition and the parties heard from Justice Labrosse yesterday. He confirmed that he had reviewed the written submission of the Coalition regarding the admission of the 1987 Concept Plan into evidence and said he was not persuaded that its admission into evidence was necessary. He did confirm that he will provide his reasons with his decision on the 40PA which he will now proceed to finalize.
The Coalition and our legal team continue to feel confident.Continue reading
We want to assure you that we will continue to listen to our experts’ opinions and implement their strategies, believing that this will give our community the best chance to win each battle in this war against ClubLink. Here are the facts. Continue reading
The Planning staff recommendation to decline the ClubLink applications is heading to Planning Committee this Thursday. If you want to follow the meeting live, you can do so at Ottawa City Council You Tube channel. The meeting begins at 9:30am. Continue reading