Oakville Council Set To Debate Glen Abbey Heritage Protection

Town council is addressing Oakville's most pressing issue - the Glen Abbey property possibly being designated a significant cultural heritage landscape to save it from potential redevelopment - during a meeting on Monday night.

The staff report being received by council on Monday will include the input received from Heritage Oakville.

At least nine delegations are scheduled, including members of the Save Glen Abbey Coalition.

The debate comes following last week’s heritage committee meeting.

That’s when a report recommending the town proceed with a ‘notice of intention to designate the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape under section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act was approved.

Proposed development by ClubLink includes 3,222 residential units, 121,000 square feet of commercial space and roughly 124 acres of permanent, publicly-accessible green space.

The renowned golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is the country’s most famous course.

The Glen Abbey property is already designated under section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act but the existing designation is limited to the Raydor Estate House.

On May 15, 2017 council recognized the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape and directed staff to proceed to phase three of the cultural heritage landscape strategy implementation.

The new designation would expand the designation to include the entire property as a significant cultural heritage landscape.

Glen Abbey development applications will be considered on Sept. 26 during a special meeting of planning and development council.

Residents can e-mail townclerk [at] oakville [dot] ca to register as a delegate or provide feedback.

Photo courtesy of the Town of Oakville

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