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Tottenham residential growth plans get three year extension

Posted February 6, 2012

New Tecumseth is extending draft plan approvals on residential development applications in Tottenham for another three years starting in March so time doesn't expire while the proponents work toward meeting the conditions imposed by previous extensions that will move them closer to construction of new homes.

The extension would apply to the The 36.89 ha (96.5 acre) LRG Tottenham Draft Plan of Subdivision located within the existing Settlement Area Boundary of the community of Tottenham as approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) guided by the policies of  Official Plan Amendment No 11 Tottenham Secondary Plan (shown below).

Location map for Tottenham Secondary Plan

The draft plan extension would cover:
- 213 Single detached dwellings;
- 228 units for semi-detached dwellings;
- 41 units for street townhouses;
- 104 units for high density residential;
- Nine blocks for future streets and related reserves and widenings;
- Berm and acoustical fence;
- Park;
- School site ;
- Storm water retention facility;
- Church;
- Commercial uses.

If the plans had expired, the developers would have had to go through the approvals process again, and any service allocation attached to the project would have been turned back to the Town.

"The Tottenham developers group has provided correspondence to the Town indicating that the group is willing to front end the growth related portion of the Mill Street pumping station, Mill Street watermain and forcemain to the pumping station. We also advised that the group was willing to dedicate the lands require for the pumping station and were also willing to sign the C of A application for the MOE approval, according to a letter from Angela Baldwin, the developers' planning consultant. "As we Indicated at our meeting, we intend to submit the Urban Design guidelines for this subdivision in the next few weeks for Town review. Now that a sewage treatment solution has been agreed upon between the Town and theá MOE, we look forward to moving ahead with the satisfaction of remaining draft plan condition but require additional time beyond March 9, 2012 to do so."

The three year extension period will also encompass the extension of the water pipeline from Alliston to connect Tottenham, a project that will take about two years including expansion of the Parson's Road Reservoir, which is now out for tender.

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