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Heartening to see this valuable natural area upstream from Cootes protected from being "developed" - I hope we are on the way to re-developing our views on the importance of natural areas threatened by sprawl. One more strike and the developer is out? Way to go Ontario!
Strike two against 760-unit Dundas retirement project

Hamilton Spectator
DUNDAS — The Ontario government is taking another step to block construction of a 760-unit retirement community on York Road in the rural Pleasant View Neighourhood.

Having passed a new law that sets the stage for protecting Pleasant View under the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the province now says it plans to reject an application to amend the Parkway Belt West Plan to allow the project, which is opposed by area residents and Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin, who recently said there was no way it would be built.

A letter from Robert Taylor, assistant deputy minister of municipal affairs and housing, to Ancaster planner Ed Fothergill, representing owners of the disputed site, gives the applicants until Jan. 11 to respond.

Neither Fothergill nor Don Charlong, president of the Pleasant View Ratepayers’ Association, had seen the letter when contacted by The Spectator yesterday, but Charlong welcomed the news and Fothergill said he would have to seek direction from his clients.



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