Some of you have been watching the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing (OLT) and sharing your thoughts with us. To be honest, those thoughts have been quite negative. It seems everyone is disappointed with what seems to be a superficial approach to determine the contentious and complex issues rooted behind this development proposal. We will host a Virtual Town Hall on February 23rd.Continue reading
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The situation is just not as bleak as media reporting began to sound on Friday. We’re writing today with a step by step review of where the community really sits after the Court of Appeal decision. Your team at the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition (lawyers and all) has been working through the weekend, setting our next steps in motion for the coming week, and reassessing our short and medium term plans given Friday’s decision.Continue reading
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We have been holding off on this e-News waiting for something to break free on the legal flank of the ClubLink issue. Still no news from the Ontario Court of Appeal to derail ClubLink, Minto and Richcraft once and for all. In the meantime, we need to stay vigilant on their latest push on the planning side and cover other good news too.Continue reading
We are now into our third summer with ClubLink, Minto and Richcraft and their bad winds blowing across Kanata Lakes. ClubLink’s shenanigans does get tiring and reading their bumf does little positive for our spirits.Continue reading
February 22, 2202
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is taking ClubLink Corporation to court, to stop the destruction of 175 acres of green and open space in the heart of the Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook neighbourhoods.
Today, KGPC lawyers will file a notice of application in Ontario Superior Court to stop the development of the Kanata Golf Course lands. The application seeks to have the court declare that two Restrictive Covenants are enforceable and thereby limit how the land can be used.
The first, is a Restrictive Covenant about the preservation of Greenspace due to the 40% Principle. It states that forty percent of the original development area, which includes the golf course and Trillium Woods, remain as greenspace. The KGPC is taking ClubLink to court to enforce the 40% Principle, as the Ontario Court of Appeal decision only dealt with the City of Ottawa’s ability to have the land conveyed to it.
The second, is a restrictive covenant concerning Stormwater Management that stems from an agreement ClubLink signed when it acquired the Kanata Golf Course lands in November 1996. It specifically restricts the (re)grading of the land and the altering of its inherent Stormwater Management function.
“We’re asking the court to enforce both Restrictive Covenants and declare that ClubLink’s proposed development breaches one or both of the restrictive covenants. This would prevent them from proceeding with this development and protect our precious greenspace,” says KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay.
The KGPC will host a Help Save Our Greenspace virtual town hall on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7pm to update our supporters on the legal and planning aspects of our fight.
KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay is available for comment.
Contact: KGPC Chair, Barbara Ramsay at 613-725-6595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is a not-for-profit corporation, focused on increasing public awareness about the importance of greenspace preservation. Our goal is to raise funds and public support for the City of Ottawa efforts to ensure that the 40% Agreement is enforced.
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.