Council agrees to save more parkland in west end


Deep River council has agreed to save more of its west end property as future parkland and open space, rather than potential housing development.

Council recently passed “amendment 5” to the town’s Official Plan to adopt policies regarding development of lands in the west end of Deep River, surrounding Grouse Park.

The town began the west end planning process in 2020, and in 2021 held a public survey on its future.

A background report, when first presented to council by Jp2g Consultants early last year, stated the secondary plan should promote the development of private lands over public lands, with the latter phased in for development over the next 20 years.

The area covered by the secondary plan includes 26 acres of private property and 72 acres of municipally-owned land…

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