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Growth is coming to Peterborough, but how we manage it is up to us

April 05, 2019

Most of you reading this are living in what's been described as the fastest-growing census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada.

That news last week from Statistics Canada took a lot of local residents by surprise. Many people expressed doubt that little ol' Peterborough could really be seeing a 3.1 per cent population growth, more than any other Canadian community...

Tree removal worries Loggerhead Marsh advocates

April 05, 2019

Tree-cutting has begun on the west-end property that is getting the new Batten-White subdivision, and one concerned neighbour says she has "no indication" that the developer has met requirements ordered by Local Property Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) meant to protect endangered species in the nearby wetland...

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

February 25, 2019

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal delivered its decision on the Davenport development.  For the complete decision follow "Click Here"...

Batten-White subdivision Ontario Municipal Board hearing in Peterborough wraps up; decision several months away

September 21, 2017

A study that says a new subdivision wouldn't harm the nearby Loggerhead Marsh is "deficient", an expert witness in ecology told an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on Wednesday...

Batten-White subdivision won't harm Loggerhead Marsh, wetland biologist testifies at Ontario Municipal Board hearing in Peterborough

September 16, 2017

A proposed west-end subdivision wouldn't harm the overall health of the nearby Loggerhead Marsh, said a wetland biologist - but there were certain considerations, such as the potential for sullied water in the wetland, that weren't considered in his analysis...

New plan for Batten-White subdivision in Peterborough offering 30-metre setback, Ontario Municipal Board hearing told

September 14, 2017

A proposed west-end subdivision plan that city council rejected over concerns that it could harm a nearby wetland has been redesigned, said a planner working for the developer - now the plan shows a stormwater pond set back 30 metres from the Loggerhead Marsh, rather than 15 metres...

Developer proposes 30-metre setback from wetland for subdivision in OMB hearing

September 14, 2017

The developer behind a subdivision on Parkhill Road West which was refused by Peterborough City Council has altered the designs to move a 15-metre setback from the nearby marsh into a 30-metre setback....

Loggerhead Marsh at issue in Ontario Municipal Board appeal for Batten-White subdivision in Peterborough

September 14, 2017

A planner for the City of Peterborough told a hearing on Wednesday that the redesignation of the Loggerhead Marsh to a provincially significant wetland means a lot...

OMB hearing for Batten-White subdivision on Wednesday

September 07, 2017

A Ontario Municipal Board hearing was scheduled after City Council did not approve the 217 home subdivision...

Morning yoga benefit in Peterborough for Loggerhead Marsh

June 24, 2017

Participants enjoy the sunny weather and green space of Loggerhead Marsh behind homes on Ireland Dr. with instructor Lorraine Brown of Riverview Yoga Den on Saturday June 24, 2017...

Appeal for decision about Peterborough subdivision to be heard next September

October 19, 2016

The Batten-White subdivision, a proposed development in the area of Parkhill Road West, will be heard Sept. 13 to 21, 2017...

Ontario Municipal Board sets September hearing on proposed Batten-White subdivision in Peterborough

October 19, 2016

A hearing over a controversial plan for a new west-end subdivision won't happen for nearly a year...

Loggerhead Marsh advocate says the Peterborough wetland was recently deemed provincially significant

September 14, 2016

A proposed subdivision development, with an Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing set for Oct. 19, may be impacted by the reclassification of the marsh...

No penalty after city council breaks law

August 03, 2016

When city council went behind closed doors in April to discuss a controversial application for a new subdivision it didn't just break the rules that are supposed to keep public business public. It smashed them...

City broke closed-door rules: Report

July 31, 2016

City council broke the rules when its members met behind closed doors on April 11, an investigator has concluded...

Developer appeals Peterborough city council's Batten-White subdivision decision to Ontario Municipal Board

June 14, 2016

A local developer is appealing to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) over a proposed west-end subdivision that was twice rejected by city council....

Pre-hearing date set for appeal about subdivision in Peterborough's west end

April 23, 2016

Council's failure to make decision about Batten-White subdivision leads to Ontario Municipal Board prehearing date of Oct. 19...

No debate on Batten-White subdivision at Monday's Peterborough city council meeting as plan will go back to planning committee for revision

April 01, 2016

There won't be a debate or council ratification on the Batten-White subdivision on Monday....

Councillors reject revised Batten-White subdivision plan in a split 4-4 vote at planning committee meeting

March 22, 2016

A proposed west-end subdivision that councillors rejected last year was turned down by councillors again on Monday night, despite some major changes to the plan....

Peterborough city council putting off final vote on Batten-White subdivision

June 09, 2015

Developers willing to tweak their plans to find some middle ground over staff and council's concerns...

Subdivision a bad fit, and council knew it

May 27, 2015

A certain talent is required to come up with a plan for a new housing subdivision that city council would unanimously reject....

200-house Parkhill Rd. subdivision plan rejected by city council's planning committee

May 26, 2015

A plan for a new 200-house subdivision on Parkhill Rd. east of Brealey Dr. was unanimously turned down by city councillors on Monday night....

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