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Hearing for proposed Perth golf course subdivision postponed

Perth, Ontario. Photo via Engage Perth

An Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing regarding a proposed 940-unit residential subdivision in Perth, Ontario has been adjourned and new dates set for next year.

The OLT granted the request by CAIVAN (Perth GC) Limited to adjourn the merit hearing on the gold course development originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 19, 2024.

A new Case Management Conference (CMC) has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, 2024, at 10 a.m.

The Merit Hearing has been rescheduled to take place from Monday, Feb. 10, 2025, to Friday, Feb. 28, 2025, excepting Monday, Feb. 17, 2025, in observance of Family Day.

“Recently, the Town of Perth, along with Lanark County and peer reviewers, submitted witness statements to the Tribunal on a range of concerns focused on the proposed development including traffic, emergency management, planning, watershed planning, environmental impact, and municipal servicing and capacity,” the Town of Perth said in a statement on the adjournment. “These witness statements highlighted that additional information is required, indicating that the application provided by CAIVAN was premature.”

“Our staff has demonstrated exceptional dedication and thoroughness in addressing the concerns raised by this proposed subdivision,” said Michael Touw, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Perth.

“Their commitment to ensuring all aspects are meticulously reviewed and aligned with provincial standards truly reflects our ongoing dedication to maintaining the integrity and quality of life in our community.”

The Town said that as the matter is now one a legal one, Town staff and Council are not able to provide further comment on the case. 

Interested members of the public can join both the case management conference and hearing (Case Number OLT-23000534) virtually or by telephone at 1-888-299-1889 (Access code: 943-363-669).


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