Summary from the City Solicitor:
On July 26, 2023, the Ontario Land Tribunal (“OLT”) issued an order approving the Angus Glen Secondary Plan (the “Secondary Plan”). The OLT decision and order resulted from an appeal by the Angus Glen Landowners Group (“AGLG”) of the City’s non-decision of the Official Plan Amendment application to provide for a Secondary Plan for the Angus Glen concession block located in the Future Urban Area planning district.
The lands subject to this Secondary Plan are located within the concession block bounded by Major Mackenzie Drive, Warden Avenue, Elgin Mills Road, and Kennedy Road, which total approximately 400 gross hectares. The subject lands are legally described as Parts of Lots 21,22, 23, 24 and 25, Concession 5. The subject lands outside of the Greenway System are identified for urban development in the Official Plan.
In the decision and order, the OLT approved the settlement and settled upon Secondary Plan that was reached between the City, the AGLG, York Region, the TRCA, the York Region District School Board, and the York Region Catholic School Board. The OLT approved the settlement on the basis that the Secondary Plan conformed with all applicable Planning legislation and policy.
The Secondary Plan designates lands for primarily residential and golf course major recreational use, incorporating the existing golf course, existing community facilities and active park uses, as well as additional required community facilities such as schools and parks, opportunities for local and community retail, and integrated open space and transportation systems. The Secondary Plan also designates natural heritage lands for protection from development and provides policy direction with respect to matters related to the golf course major recreational use, stormwater management facilities, and road linkages.
The Secondary Plan refines the ‘Greenway’ designation and replaces the ‘Future Neighbourhood Area’ land use designation shown in Map 3 - Land Use of Part 1 of the Official Plan with appropriate residential and mixed use land use designations for the developable portions of the subject lands. The Secondary Plan also refines certain policies, maps and appendices in Part 1 of the Official Plan as they pertain to the Secondary Plan Area, to be consistent with the Secondary Plan.
By-law 2023-130 as approved by OLT, for information only to facilitate the assignment of a by-law number.