GOODWOOD (UXBRIDGE), ON, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Goodwood Conservation Association (GCA) announced it has obtained the Letter of Valid Appeal from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) for the Association's Notice of Appeal to the Township of Uxbridge's approved Zoning By-law 2019-054 (Grainboys Holdings Inc.).
This is a key milestone and affirmation from LPAT that the Appeal has merit and will move forward against the Township of Uxbridge.
In this by-law, Mayor Dave Barton and Council unanimously approved the application from Grainboys to build a 40,000 sqft, 6-story, high-hazard industrial milling operation on Prime Agricultural land on the protected Oak Ridges Moraine in the Hamlet of Goodwood. It is opposed by 93% of Goodwood Residents, only due to its location, which introduces a number of serious environmental, conservation and public safety concerns.
The Goodwood Conservation Association's Appeal cites dozens of Planning mistakes and omissions made by Uxbridge and Durham Region officials. GCA President Conrad Richter has filed a well-researched appeal prepared by an expert Provincial Planner and a top Municipal Planning lawyer. The CGA's Executive nominated Conrad as the Appellant to be compliant to the appeal filing rules.
Backed by months of research of planning policy and case law, the appeal outlines egregious Planning missteps made by Township Council. GCA Executive member, Laura Demma, commented "This is really quite shocking; I had no idea they [the Township] missed so much. This is worth every penny we donated to this cause!"
Association Secretary, Diane Reilly offers "It's still early days in the appeal process, but the GCA has opened with a very strong hand, and will continue to lead this fight for Goodwood residents".
Mr. Richter hand delivered the Notice of Appeal to Town Hall, remarking "Some things are worth fighting for. Community, Environment and Safety are top of that list"
The Goodwood Conservation Association wishes thank all concerned residents for their much needed financial and moral support: We couldn't have come this far without them. And we still have much more road to travel. Together, we will win.
About the Goodwood Conservation Association:
Founded in 2019, the Association is 200+ members strong dedicated to upholding the spirit and principles of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and ensuring planning and development is compatible to healthy, liveable and safe communities. Learn more at nomill.com
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