November 16, 2020
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.”
We are not surprised City Staff made this recommendation. We’re glad they have now confirmed in writing how deeply flawed the plan is. We have stated all along, that it’s not in keeping with the existing communities and will destroy 175 acres of green an open space.
The report confirms many points that were raised by our Planning Expert Dennis Jacobs including; issues with lot sizes and setbacks, grading, drainage and stormwater management. As well, it details how the proposal doesn’t conform with the Official Plan or Provincial Policy Statements.
Planning staff agree that this application is rife with inconsistencies and misinformation. It’s time local developers that have partnered with ClubLink, seriously reconsider this self-serving arrangement.
The KGPC will appear at Planning Committee on the 26th, to make sure our community’s voice is heard. An LPAT hearing has been scheduled for January 2022. Meantime, we await Justice Labrosse’s decision on the 40 Percent Agreement.
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.
Links: Save Our Kanata Greenspace: https://ourkanatagreenspace.ca/
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Contacts: The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition
Chair Barbara Ramsay 613-725-6595 firstname.lastname@example.org
President Geoff McGowan 613-612-2183 email@example.com