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Glen Abbey Golf Course Interim Control By-Law Upheld by the OMB- Read the full document here

-May 11, 2017


“I believe that the potential development of Saw-whet Golf Course (part of the Merton Lands) is the most important issue we are facing today.”
 Updated May 2nd   — Find out more…

April 14th meeting handout advising how to become a Participant


Activists say developers have too much influence in Ontario municipal elections -October 14 2014 CTV News


E-Mail from Regional Director, Municipal Services Office-Central Ontario confirming that The Schedule 3 numbers for the population and employment forecasts are not minimums.

The Town’s 2009 Official Plan Designated enough land to meet the 2031 Population and Employment forecast numbers(pls watch the short video at P & D Meeting Nov 12, 2012

At the Nov 12 2012 meeting Council voted to let the train leave the station by approving the Merton Study which included the Saw-whet golf course even though there was no compelling reason to do so in my opinion.  This short video clip tells the story

Merton Planning Study (click on links below)

Dec 1 2014 Inaugural Meeting-Mayor Burton States-“we will save all of the Merton Lands

Minister Flynn at Langtry Park announces saving all Provincially owned lands from development in the Merton Study Area

Aug 27 2014:  Province withdraws development application for a portion of Merton lands

June 2014 Minister of Infrastructure Glen Murray confirms to Minister Flynn that the Merton Lands will be saved from development

Email from Infrastructure Ontario to Mayor Burton June 4 2014 confirming the Province’s commitment to save Merton lands fromdevelopment

Letter From Minister of Infrastructure April 29 2014

April 14 2014 Mayor Burton Announces that MPP Flynn called him to say that Infrastructure Ontario would not be selling any of I/O Lands in the Merton area

March 26 Oakville News– Merton Lands Need Not be rezoned
News Release from Councillor Elgar March 12 2014

Merton Lands Under Threat
Photo Essay of What Could be Lost (by Lisa Kirton)

March 7 2014 Merton Planning Study
Feb 26 2014 Regional request to Province re: Greenbelt
Feb 14 2014 Letter MPP Flynn to Minister Murray
Feb10 2014-Growing the Greenbelt by Julia Le
Motion endorsed by Oakville Council
Map of land to be included in expansion of Greenbelt
Merton Planning Study includes approx 234 gross hectares  including Saw Whet Golf Course, Deerfield Golf Course and various other properties as detailed in the staff reports

Golf Courses lining up for tax refunds


Ward 4 Development and Site Plan Applications


Tree Stories

Citizens Survey