Halton Regional Council passes resolution to protect Glen Abbey in Oakville

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Published June 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm

Halton Regional Council recently unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Province of Ontario’s commitment to protect Glen Abbey.

The motion was drafted at the beginning of the month by Regional Chair Gary Carr, which appealed to the Provincial government in an attempt to stop any potential developments of the Glen Abbey Golf Course.

At a recent meeting, the motion was moved by Carr and was seconded by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton which requested that the province use the necessary resources to protect the Glen Abbey cultural heritage landscape.

“Our resolution was passed to remind our Provincial counterparts of their commitment to protect Glen Abbey,” said Mayor Burton, who thanked Regional Council and expressed his gratitude for the ability to work together.

“When any part of our shared regional structure, or by-laws, or official plans are under threat by outside forces, we always come together.”

This comes as a result of a proposal by Glen Abbey Golf Course owners ClubLink, to create a community of more than 3,000 residential units and over 120,000 square feet of retail-commercial properties on the lands.

This proposal caused several concerns and in March, We Love Oakville joined residents’ associations Save Glen Abbey and Oakvillegreen Conservation Association in an effort to save the golf course and protect it from any potential developments.

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