The Town of Oakville has now completed its activities related to the cultural heritage landscape assessment and official designation of the Glen Abbey property, including implementation of the supporting by-laws and policies.
Council also completed its consideration and refusal of ClubLink’s development and demolition applications.
Litigation and appeals are still ongoing.
Appeals of the town-initiated official plan and zoning amendments approved by council at its Jan. 30 planning and development council meeting would go forward under the rules of the new provincial Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), which has replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
July 16 and 17, 2018: Court hearing
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Last year the town initiated a court application to determine its rights and jurisdiction under the Ontario Heritage Act in connection with the Glen Abbey Golf Course. This action was taken in response to the announcement by ClubLink, the owners of the golf course, that it would be seeking to make an application to demolish all buildings (other than the Raydor Estate and the Stables) on the site and remove the Glen Abbey Golf Course in its entirety.
A court hearing to determine the dispute took place on July 16 and 17. The judge’s written decision is still pending.
September 13 and 14: Court hearing
Earlier this year, ClubLink and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) filed a Notice of Application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice appealing Council’s approval of the Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan By-law 2018-019, the Ontario Heritage Act Delegation Powers By-law 2018-020, the Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan for the Glen Abbey Property and Council’s resolution to endorse proposed amendments to Site Alteration By-law 2003-021, the Private Tree Protection By-law 2017-038, and the Property Standards By-law 2017-007.
The court hearing to determine the dispute is scheduled for September 13 and 14.