(Newmarket, ON May 22, 2012) The Town of Newmarket’s consultant iPLAN Corp deemed the application to develop the Glenway Golf Course lands complete. The development application proposes 730 units in lands that the municipality has designated as ‘Parks and Open Space’ in its Official Plan, approved in 2006.
“I am disappointed to see that after significant community engagement the developer has not made any material changes, in fact, have added more homes.” Councillor Emanuel added “Let me be clear, this development proposal is unacceptable. It is in conflict with the vision of our communities Official Plan, a plan that was developed with extensive community involvement.”
This Glenway development proposal requires an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment during which the residents of Newmarket will be actively engaged and able to share their opinion(s) on the development proposal. There will be a number of public meetings where residents will be able to share verbal or written comments.
The Province of Ontario has designated Newmarket as an Urban Centre and proposes that Newmarket increase its population by approximately 11,000 people by 2031 in its Places to Grow policy document. “Our Town’s Official Plan is clear, we will meet the mandated targets with growth in the Yonge/Davis corridor and in designated areas without the need to develop the golf course lands” noted Councillor Emanuel “I will fight to protect and preserve established residential neighbourhoods”
Councillor Ward 7, Town of Newmarket
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