The Municipality has authorized Oxford Heights Phase II subdivision agreement. Ten single detached dwellings are to be built behind Phase I, near the intersection of Johnston Road and Abbott Road. This will be the final phase of the Oxford Heights subdivision.
All requirements and conditions set out by the Health Unit and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities have been met.
Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan has expressed concern about greenery in subdivisions in the past. She noted to council, however, that these seem to be "large lots" in a rural area. Councillor John Barclay, perhaps cautious of repeating the recent controversy in the Forest Creek Subdivision, felt that, perhaps, sidewalks should be considered in the plan for Oxford Heights. Director of Planning and Development, Amy Martin, reminded Council that "this is the formalization of a subdivision that has had draft plan approval for quite a few years now." Like many of the subdivisions across North Grenville, draft plan approval for Oxford Heights had been granted by the former council.
Rachel Everett-Fry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The North Grenville Times