1. 12:30 p.m. - ZBA & Draft Plan of Subdivision - Red Lion (Spriet), Belmont
The subject lands for the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision are located between
Kettle Creek Drive and West Street, south of Seventh Avenue in the Community of
Belmont. The proposed development encompasses 3.305 hectares (8.17 acres) of land
and provides for the development of 32 lots for single-detached dwellings. One new
street (Street "A") is proposed, as well as one block for pedestrian walkway (Block
The subject lands are designated for Residential use in the Municipality of Central
Elgin Official Plan, and are currently zoned Neighbourhood Development (ND) and
Residential Zone 2 (R2) as set out in the Village of Belmont Zoning By-Law 91-21.
The Municipality of Central Elgin has received an application for a concurrent Zoning
By-law Amendment (File No. B2-01-18) for the same subject lands, in support of the
Questions from local residents about another possible road, will the walkway be lighted,
will existing trees be damaged or removed that are close to the lot lines where
the proposed drainage areas are to be located, and traffic problems arising from
only one exit for the subdivision. Answers included only one road in and out of
the area. Walkway will include lights at the entrance and exit of the walkway only.
Trees located close to the lot line may be damaged and have to removed. Water and
Sewage services for the area will be provided by recently upgraded Municipal services.
An owner of a 1/2 acre parcel of land adjacent to the proposed development commented
that flooding has been occurring on his property for quite awhile due to damage caused
to the existing drainage network by area developers. Because his property is the
lowest property in the area all changes to the drainage in the new development could
adversely effect his property and is looking for safeguards to stop this from occurring.
Safety concerns for children, privacy, damage to other properties, trespassing,
devaluation of property, green spaces being destroyed, existing green belt and old
drainage plans being lost. More concerns with elevation, noise, lighting, taxes,
and who is paying for what. Concerns about notice is for owners only, nothing to
renters. Growth pays for growth, developer pays for all things in the development.
Damage to existing property by developers clearing lands. Spokesperson for the developer
indicated that minor adjustments can be made to solve minor issues.
Lloyd Perrin commented that the Environmental Issue Scope Report was undertaken indicating
that there are no species at risk that was identified, tree cutting on properties
over half an acre require a permit from the County, but this woodlot is too small
for the tree by-law to apply. Thirty years of experience has indicated that it's
very difficult to develop an area and preserve all the trees because of the drainage
requirements of the area. Trees are required by the Municipality to be planted on
the boulevard only.
The Public Meeting was then concluded, and the actions of Council on the proposed
Plan of Subdivision will be considered at a future meeting of Council.