Glen Abbey Information

Image of Glen Abbey Golf Course.

Interim Control By-law

Development proposal

Planning studies

Glen Abbey timeline

Current status update

March 28, 2017

On December 12, 2016, ClubLink appealed to the OMB to determine the completeness of their application. ClubLink asked that this motion of appeal be joined with the existing OMB hearing on ClubLink’s appeal of the town’s ICB. The town opposed the joining of the two appeals and the OMB agreed. The Board has scheduled the hearing of the motion on March 28, 2017. The hearing will take place at Town Hall.

January 24, 2017

A special meeting of Council concerning Glen Abbey Golf Course was held on January 23, 2017. Town staff and legal counsel presented an update on the status of ClubLink’s appeal of the town’s Interim Control By-Law 2016-24 to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), as well as issues related to ClubLink’s application to develop Glen Abbey Golf Course. Review the staff report from the January 23, 2017, Special Council meeting agenda.

Review the January 23, 2017, Glen Abbey Golf Course Update pdf.

Interim Control By-Law

On February 1, 2016, the town put in place Interim Control By-law 2016-24 (ICB) to allow it time to complete three key studies on the property: a town-wide Urban Structure review; a Land Use and Economic Impact Analysis study; and, a Cultural Heritage Landscapes Strategy Implementation study. Council approved a one-year extension to this ICB on November 1, 2016.

ClubLink has appealed the town’s ICB that restricts the use of the Glen Abbey Golf Course to its existing uses, as well as the one year extension to this by-law that was approved by Council on November 1, 2016.

The OMB hearing on the town’s Interim Control by-Laws 2016-024 and 2016-115 has now concluded. A written decision will be issued by the OMB.

Glen Abbey application

On November 10, 2016, the town received an application from ClubLink, the owners of Glen Abbey Golf Course, to redevelop the Glen Abbey Golf Course property including 3,200 residential units, and 121,000 square feet of new office and retail space. Under the provincial Planning Act, the town had 30 days to determine if the application is complete.

On December 8, 2016, the town determined that the application was not complete and advised ClubLink of this decision.

On December 12, 2016, ClubLink appealed to the OMB to determine the completeness of their application. ClubLink asked that this motion of appeal be joined with the existing OMB hearing on ClubLink’s appeal of the town’s ICB. The town opposed the joining of the two appeals and the OMB agreed. The Board has scheduled the hearing of the motion on March 28, 2017. The hearing will take place at Town Hall.

ClubLink also appealed the application fees it provided to the town with its development application on November 10, 2016. ClubLink’s position is that given that the town has indicated that it is not intending to process the application at this time, the fees are excessive for the amount of work that will be done. The town will also oppose this appeal, as the town must still continue to undertake necessary planning work until the OMB rules on the validity of the Interim Control By-law.

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