Bronte Green Corporation - 1401 Bronte Road - OPA 1530.07, Z.1530.07, 24CDM-14003/1530 and 24T-14004/1530

Official Planning Amendment, Zoning By-Law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Draft Plan of Condominium
1401 Bronte Road
File: OPA 1530.07, Z.1530.07, 24T-14004/1530 and 24CDM-14003/1530

Description

An official planning amendment, zoning by-law amendment and draft plan of subdivision were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board to permit the development of a new residential community inclusive of approximately 1,181 residential units through a mix of single family homes, townhouses and low-rise apartments on the former Saw Whet Golf Course lands along Bronte Road. This proposed transit-friendly community reserves space for an elementary school and provides land for parks and a trail system while preserving sensitive environmental lands that are critical habitat to endangered and other species of wildlife.

Construction update

Detailed engineering plans have been submitted to support the advancement of limited and controlled works on the subject lands. The owner has also secured and executed the necessary Wildlife Rescue and Relocation permits from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to address the conditions imposed pertaining to the wildlife in the existing Golf Course Pond. A site alteration application is under review to permit the following works to proceed in a controlled and monitored manner:

Stage 1:

Installation of tree hoarding/Protection and Siltation Control elements (silt fencing) – Permit Issued

Stage 2:

Removal of select trees and stumps – under review

Stage 3:

Topsoil stripping and major earthworks/site grading – under review

Stage 4:

Underground servicing may be permitted to proceed under the issuance of a Pre-Servicing Permit — no application made to date

This web page will be updated to advise on the status of this application/permit as it progresses through the approval process.

Final OMB Approved

Amended Application - April 2015

Original Application - March 2014

Background/Chronology of events

  • June 21, 2017 - the OMB issued its decision approving the development.
  • January 7, 2015 - Bronte Green Corporation filed an appeal with the OMB with respect to its official plan amendment application.
  • Oct 28, 2014 - Bronte Green Corporation filed an appeal with the OMB respecting its zoning by-law amendment, draft plan of condominium and draft plan of subdivision applications seeking a decision on its development application.
  • May 12, 2014 - Bronte Green Corporation filed an Official Plan Amendment development application to permit redevelopment of the Saw Whet Golf Course.
  • Mar 7, 2014 - Bronte Green Corporation filed Zoning By-law Amendment, Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium development applications to permit redevelopment of the Saw Whet Golf Course
  • Mar 14, 2013 - The town initiated a comprehensive study of all the lands in the area, known as the Merton Planning Study. This comprehensive study was required by the town's Livable Oakville Plan and was necessary to properly evaluate any redevelopment of the lands.

Some Questions and Answers

Who is responsible for monitoring the Environmental Controls imposed through issued permits?

Beacon Environmental has been retained to provide professional oversight on the specific matter of active and ongoing environmental site monitoring. They will ensure that approved/required site controls are in place, monitored and maintained.

Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton and Region of Halton will also actively monitor the progress of work on this site to ensure proper steps and actions are being taken with respect to environmental protection and reporting requirements, access/egress controls, work hour limitations, dust mitigation protocols and, construction/building compliance.

How long will this development take?

It’s anticipated that this community will develop in phases over a period of years. Land grading and servicing will take some 1 to 2 years to complete. Housing construction may start as early as late 2018 and depending on approvals and market up-take, home construction may well continue into 2020. The higher density development parcels along Bronte Road are expected to be developed in later phases of the plan, likely beyond the year 2020.

Contact

Paul Barrette, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner, Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3041
paul.barrette@oakville.ca