Michael Witmer, Senior Development Planner, provided a summary of the Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment applications that have been submitted to permit a residential subdivision containing 31 single detached dwellings and 60 cluster townhouse units.
Nancy Shoemaker, representing Black, Shoemaker, Robinson and Donaldson Limited, speaking on behalf of the owner, provided an overview of the applications, including a summary of the location of the proposed development, existing natural heritage features, environmental sustainability, and proposed connections to transit, trails and nearby residential developments. She summarized current Official Plan designations and the current and proposed Zoning By-law designations, and outlined the applicable provincial policies.
Claudia Espindola, resident, expressed concerns about the amount of development and traffic in the nearby area. She also expressed concerns about the protection of the nearby wetland and trees and the potential impact on wildlife habitat. She also expressed concerns about the timing of the public meeting during the current state of emergency.
Mary Staples, resident, indicated she submitted written correspondence and expressed concerns about the width of the ecological linkage and the future road allowance. She also expressed concerns about the lack of fencing around the proposed subdivision to prevent unauthorized access to private property.
After a brief break to allow members of the public to express interest in speaking to the application, no other members of the public spoke via electronic participation.