Glen Abbey Information

Glen Abbey Golf Course

Glen Abbey Golf Course

Interim Control By-law

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Glen Abbey Development Application

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Glen Abbey Planning Studies

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Glen Abbey Cultural Heritage Landscape

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Current Status

Upcoming meetings at Town Hall

December 12, 2017

A special meeting of Planning and Development Council will be held on December 12, 2017 to table proposed site Conservation Plan and related by-laws, zoning or official plan amendments.

December  20, 2017

A Conservation Review Board Pre-hearing Conference on the objection to the town’s Notice of Intention to Designate filed by Pacific Life Insurance.

January 10, 2017

A public open house on the Conservation Plan and related by-laws, zoning or official plan amendments.

January 30, 2018

Special Planning and Development Council meeting to consider final conservation plan, and related by-laws, zoning or official plan amendments

September 26, 2017

A special meeting of Planning and Development Council began on September 26, 2017, to consider the ClubLink’s application to develop its Glen Abbey property. The meeting continued at Town Hall on September 27, 2017, where Council unanimously voted to refuse ClubLink’s applications for official plan and zoning amendments for its Glen Abbey property.

In accordance with Planning Act requirements, ClubLink’s application for approval of its plan of subdivision for the site went to Planning and Development Council for final decision on November 6, 2017. Planning and Development Council refused ClubLink’s application for its Plan of Subdivision.

Clublink has appealed Council's decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. For more information review the ClubLink appeals Glen Abbey applications to the Ontario Municipal Board news release page.

August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, Council unanimously voted in favour to proceed with a Notice of Intention to Designate the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape under s. 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. For details, visit our Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy page and read the news release.

Please note that the recommendation to designate the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape is based on the cultural heritage value of the property, which has been assessed by the town through its Cultural Heritage Landscapes Strategy. This proposed designation is separate from the applications filed by ClubLink to allow the redevelopment of the property for residential and commercial uses, which are not before the Heritage Committee on August 15 or Council on August 21. It is proposed that the ClubLink development applications will be considered at a future meeting of Council on September 26, 2017.

Staff will bring forward separate reports to Council on each of the three remaining Council endorsed properties after they have moved through Phase Three of the process.

August 15, 2017

On August 15, 2017, the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee approved a staff report recommending that the town proceed with a Notice of Intention to Designate the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape under s. 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

June 7, 2017

OMB rules ClubLink application complete and town begins development application review process.

May 15, 2017

Council recognized Raydor Estate/Glen Abbey Golf Course as one of four significant cultural heritage landscapes in Oakville. Town staff will now lead Phase Three implementation work to identify and recommend to Council potential measures to safeguard the heritage attributes of these properties.

May 10, 2017

The Ontario Municipal Board upholds the town’s interim control by-laws as appropriate and necessary. The ICBL will now remain in effect up to and including January 31, 2018.

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 hearing of the motion was held on March 28, 2017. The town is awaiting the OMB's decision.

March 7, 2017

A public open house on the town’s Cultural Heritage Landscapes Study was held on March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the South Atrium at Town Hall. The open house had information stations for each of the eight properties that are currently being studied as part of Phase Two, including Glen Abbey. Visit the Cultural Heritage Landscapes Study page for more information.

February 15, 2017

The OMB hearing on the town’s Interim Control By-Laws 2016-024 and 2016-115 ended after eight days of hearings. A written decision was issued by the OMB upholding the town’s ICBL on May 10, 2017.

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.

Watch the Special Meeting of Council, January 23, 2017 video.

December 19, 2016

The final deadline for exchange of witness statements and replies for the January 30, 2017 OMB.

December 12, 2016

On December 12, 2016, ClubLink has appealed to the OMB to determine the completeness of their application. A hearing date has not yet been set for this appeal.

December 8, 2016

The town informed ClubLink that additional information was required for its application.

December 5, 2016

ClubLink appealed town’s one year extension of its ICBL 2016-024 to the OMB.

November 10, 2016

ClubLink submitted an application for redevelopment of Glen Abbey Golf Course. The town had 30 days to review the application to determine its completeness.

November 1, 2016

Council approved a one year extension to the town’s ICBL 2016-024.

July 26, 2016

A second prehearing conference was held by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) on preliminary matters such as identifying any further issues, parties and/or participants; and providing further direction for prefilling of witness lists, expert witness statements and written evidence as may be necessary.

June 30, 2016

The Procedural Order for the ICB Hearing was approved by the board on June 30, 2016. It outlines the procedures that are to be followed leading up to the hearing on January 30, 2017.

June 7, 2016

A prehearing conference was held on June 7 where the OMB set a two (2) week hearing date for the full hearing of ClubLink’s appeal of the ICB, starting on January 30, 2017 and continuing through the week of February 6, 2017.

Parties to the hearing include ClubLink, the Region of Halton, Conservation Halton and the Town of Oakville. Nine participants have also registered.

March 31, 2016

ClubLink Holdings  appealed ICBL 2016-024 to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

February 1, 2016

Town passed ICB. Members of the public who provided comments at the meeting were invited to register as participants in the OMB hearing process.

Nov. 15, 2015

First pre-consultation meeting with ClubLink. Applicants are required to attend a pre-consultation meeting before submitting a planning application. The meeting is intended to identify key issues and the approvals that will be required with a project, and confirm the supporting materials that must be submitted with the planning application(s).