Town to approve Pine Point development?

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The development of a proposed subdivision in the west end of Deep River is poised to clear a major hurdle.

On the agenda at this week’s council meeting is a staff recommendation to prepare an Official Plan amendment for 11.5 hectares of land near Thomas Street and Pine Point Road.

The developer of the subdivision, Joe Halos, through his real estate company Clarksburg Realty Corp, had been proposing the construction of 35 homes on the land in question, but has since scaled that back to 22 properties.

The amendment would re-designate the land from Residential to Residential Exception Five.

The exception would permit development on partial servicing, meaning the lots in the proposed subdivision would be hooked up to municipal water services, but not the town’s sewage system, with septic tanks instead.

The Official Plan amendment was originally on the table earlier this year, and a number of concerns were raised at a public meeting about the proposed development by local residents.

Bowing to those concerns, Jp2g Consultants, which is steering the subdivision through the planning process on behalf of the developer, recommended town council hold off on making a decision on the amendment until such time as it has reviewed all the concerns…

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