Back in 2019, Councillor El-Chantiry and I held community meetings for some of the soon to be proposed developments in the Kanata North Expansion Lands. The below is a map of the Community Design Plan for this area:
I have recently been notified of tree clearing permits that have been issued for a few of these sites.
The Minto site (936 March Road) received its tree permit last week and you can read my update on my website here.
1020 March – Valecraft Homes
- Back in October 2019 a public consultation meeting was held for the proposed application at 1020 and 1070 March Road. You can find more information on this meeting on my website here.
- I have been notified that a Tree Removal Permit for the Valecraft site has been approved.
- The applicant needs to remove the trees prior to April 15th in accordance with their benefit permit received from the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) for butternut and bandings turtle.
- The below plan shows the planned development and the designated tree retention areas that will be protected from tree removal.
1053 March Rd – CU (Claridge-Uniform) Development
- Back in April 2019, a public consultation meeting was held for the proposed development at 1053, 1075, 1145 March Road. You can find more information on this meeting on my website here.
- I have just been notified that a Tree Removal Permit has been issued for this CU Development site located at 1053, 1075 and 1145 March Road.
- The applicant needs to remove the trees in order to meet their obligations under the benefit permit they received from the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP).
- I have been told that there will be major earth works happening on this site as they realign part of Shirley’s Brook this summer.
- Everything within the pink line of the below map is to be removed.
As these developments move forward and homes are built, new trees will be planted as part of this new community. These lands were previously farmers’ fields; hence tree removal is not extensive.
I appreciate that no one likes to see trees removed, including myself. However, I assure you that these removals are being monitored and unfortunately are necessary as part of the development process.