Amendments Requested By The Developer Of The Airport Road Property Do Not Conform With The Official Caledon East Plan
A large number of residents were in attendance for the public meeting held by Triple Crown Line Developments on April 3rd, 2018 to consider proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications on behalf of Design Plan Services for 15717 and 15505 Airport Road and 0 Innis Lake Road.
After a thorough presentation by Triple Crown Line Developments, residents had the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns with respect to the development in question.
A number of concerns were brought forth. Most importantly, the density of housing and not following Caledon East’s Official Plan.
In the Official Plan this property is to be developed as Low Density Residential. The Official Plan States “The maximum net density permitted in the Low Density Residential is 16.6 units per hectare.” (Official Plan Section 22.214.171.124.2) The developer wants to amend that to 22 units per hectare which would make it Medium Density Residential and not what this property was designated for. The permitted uses in Medium Density Residential areas are a net density range of 19-30 units/hectare. (Official Plan Section 126.96.36.199.1)
Furthermore, the developer wants to build “Laneway Singles” facing Airport Road with 32 foot frontage. This also does not conform with the Official Plan as it clearly states in Section 188.8.131.52.3, “Where single-detached dwellings front onto a public road, the minimum lot frontage shall be 13.7 meters (45 feet).”
With the size of the property there is an allowance in the Official Plan for about 430 homes, the developer is asking to increase that to 562. That’s an additional 130 homes which does not comply with the Official Plan.
There was numerous questions with respect to the water reservoir and it’s location. The developer does not currently own that property and is planing on purchasing it. That part of the land is currently owned by the Innis Family.
Questions were also asked about the original McLeod house and it’s historical heritage designation.
A number of residents had concerns with traffic congestion on Airport Road and others brought up concerns whether the schools would be able to handle such an increase.
There were questions not answered as they need to be directed to Region of Peel, Peel School Board and the Heritage Foundation. Assurances were made by Council and Town Staff that once the information is available they will post it online.
Other concerns brought up:
- The trails and connecting all the Caledon East communities.
- The size, location and affordability of the seniors building.
- The location and size of the park, and if it’s being amended to a smaller size. (Developer did not have that information at hand)
Requests were made by the residence for a second Public Information Meeting after changes were made to the current development plan.
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