Oakville held a special council meeting this week to discuss the appeal of an Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Court raised questions about the legality of Oakville’s Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan that would have applied to the Glen Abbey Golf Course.
The associated by-laws enacted by Oakville to restrict development of the Glen Abbey Golf Course were also challenged by the court.
The town of Oakville will be appealing both these decisions.
In December, Oakville was also served with an application from Clublink to the Ontario courts to cancel the Heritage bylaws. This will also be opposed by the town of Oakville.
Further decisions will be made through the course of 2019. In June, a hearing will take place regarding the official plan and zoning amendments appeals. Then in November, another hearing will cover development applications.
But final decisions on Glen Abbey won’t be made until at least November 2020 in which the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has scheduled a meeting regarding the Glen Abbey development applications.
So Oakville residents opposing the development of Glen Abbey can take comfort in the knowledge that Oakville politicians are not bowing down to Clublink and that decisions will not be made for some time. If anything, the time before the hearings may give Oakville residents a chance to organize and strengthen opposition towards development.
What do you think about the potential development of Glen Abbey?