May 16, 2021 SGA
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The Livable Oakville Plan was developed following provincial planning policy and was approved by the Region and the Province. There are six planned growth areas in Oakville and Glen Abbey is not one of them. Glen Abbey was developed and planned around this private open space. It is the bedrock upon which an entire community is founded upon. The Town currently meets provincial growth targets without developing this property. It should also be noted that the development of this property is located nowhere near planned transportation corridors on which governments are making significant financial investment. Nor does it address schooling for an area that has never been earmarked for densification. It should come as no surprise then that Town Council has unanimously rejected this development multiple times.
Clublink has argued that they can’t be obliged to continue to operate the property as a golf course. The fact of the matter is – they aren’t obliged to continue operating the property as a golf 2 course – they can sell the property. The zoning of the property they purchased did not change after they had bought the property. Residents have to obey zoning rules on their properties, and this should be no different for large developers.
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