ClubLink Update #35

Today, city staff have published their report on the planning applications for 7000 Campeau Drive, the Kanata Golf and Country Club.

Staff are recommending a refusal. Specifically, the report recommendations include:

  1. That Planning Committee recommend Council endorse the position that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal not approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision for 7000 Campeau Drive as it is premature, inclusive of all matters as set out in this report.
  2. That Planning Committee recommend Council refuse an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 7000 Campeau Drive to permit a residential subdivision that includes a mix of housing types, parks, stormwater management ponds, open spaces and roadways in Kanata North.
  3. That Planning Committee approve the Consultation Details Section of this report be included as part of the ‘brief explanation’ in the Summary of Written and Oral Submissions, to be prepared by the Office of the City Clerk and submitted to Council in the report titled, “Summary of Oral and Written Public Submissions for Items Subject to the Planning Act ‘Explanation Requirements’ at the City Council Meeting of December 9, 2020,” subject to submissions received between the publication of this report and the time of Council’s decision.

The body of the report outlines the many ways that the draft plan of subdivision is not consistent with the Official Plan policies, including:

  • Lot pattern and scale are not in character with the surrounding community and are thus inappropriate.
  • Proposed setbacks are not adequate.
  • The proposed right of way widths and cross sections are inappropriate.
  • Grading plans are not consistent with lot patterns.
  • Open space and mid-block connections are not acceptable.
  • Tree protection measures are not consistent with proposed infrastructure.
  • Park frontages are not in keeping with the Park Development Manual.
  • There is no agreement as to the future status of the site’s legal stormwater outlet.
  • The appropriate number, location, and function of stormwater ponds have not been determined.
  • There are inconsistencies and missing information in transportation, geotechnical, environmental and servicing plans and studies provided.

Thank you to all the community members who have stood strong against this development. Your voice was heard.

The staff report is on the agenda for discussion at the November 26th Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and the full planning report can be found here along with As we Heard it Report. I have been in touch with many in our community who have stepped forward to speak at the Planning Committee. Thank you in advance for your time.

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank city staff who have spent countless hours reviewing this file and have been diligent in their analysis of the application and the proposed development.

Congratulations Kanata North. This is a major milestone in our battle.