Notice of Public Information Meeting on October 24, 2017 and Statutory Public Meeting on November 6, 2017, Speers Road Corridor Special Policy Area

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Public Information Meeting and
Statutory Public Meeting
Proposed Official Plan Amendment
Speers Road Corridor Special Policy Area
Town Initiated – Ward 1 & 2
File No. 42.23.007

Public Information Meetings:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2–4 p.m. (presentation at 2:30 p.m.) and
6:30–8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville and Trafalgar Rooms
*Information about the Employment and Commercial Review will also be presented at this meeting.

Public Information Meeting: Monday, November 6, 2017
5:30–6:30 p.m. (drop-in session)
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Bronte and Palermo Rooms
*Information about the Employment and Commercial Review will also be available at this meeting.

Statutory Public Meeting:  Monday, November 6, 2017
7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

You are invited to attend and provide input at these meetings hosted by the Planning Services department and Planning and Development Council, respectively.

A study of the Speers Road corridor is being carried out as part of the town’s Official Plan Review. The purpose of the study is to confirm long-term land uses and opportunities for intensification suitable for the area. The study has resulted in a draft town-initiated official plan amendment which would modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan pertaining to the lands along Speers Road.

The effect of the proposed amendment includes new policies which identify the Speers Road corridor as: a ‘Special Policy Area’ having area-specific goals, objectives and policies to guide future development; an intensification corridor with policies to direct intensification opportunities; an employment area; an employment mixed use corridor providing a broadened range and mix of permitted uses for business and economic activities; and as an emerging Regional Transit Priority Corridor with associated transportation policies. The proposed policies also identify the Bronte GO Station as a major transit station area requiring further study.

The proposed amendment will result in change to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan: Section 26 (Special Policy Areas); Section 27.1 (Exceptions – South West); Section 29.5 (Glossary); Schedule F (South West Land Use); and Schedule G (South East Land Use).

The subject lands include the employment area generally bound by the railway tracks to the north, Kerr Street to the east, the residential community to the south, and Bronte Creek to the west.

These lands are also subject to the following Site Plan applications: 1195701 Ontario Ltd., 529 Speers Road (File No. SP 1620.026/02) and Par-Med Property Services, 1060 Speers Road (File No. SP 1621.043/01).

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at TownClerk@oakville.ca  before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted:

  • the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and
  • the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Any submission to the Planning and Development Council, either in hard copy or in electronic format, must be forwarded to the Clerk's department for receipt no later than noon on November 6, 2017, to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the meeting.  Individuals making oral submissions at the public meeting are requested to submit a written outline of the submission to the Town Clerk.  All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Oakville on the proposed official plan amendment, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk.

The public may view planning documents and background material at the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the Town’s website on or after October 17, 2017 at the
Speers Road Corridor Study page.

Questions may be directed to:

Brad Sunderland
Policy Planner
Planning Services Department   
905-845-6601, ext. 3043 (TTY 905-338-4200)
brad.sunderland@oakville.ca

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Brad Sunderland one week before the meeting.

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the Town of Oakville October 12, 2017