Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...`Right fit' for Glen plan lies with residents
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Jan 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor, How many times have we heard the expression "you can't fight city hall" or "once a developer decides on a project there is nothing we can do to stop or modify it"? With reference to the Oct. 20 article, "Glen subdivision plan drawing plenty of interest", this shows a lot CAN be done as much of the plans to maintain the historic character of the village mentioned by Sheridan Nurseries did, in fact, originate with the residents of Glen Williams and those who came forward to protect their interests. Such items as "environmentallyfriendly roads, no sidewalks and extensive green space" were among the many suggestions advanced by the Glen Williams Community Association (GWCA). There are many other concerns that have been put forth by that group to Sheridan, such as traffic that will be generated by the development. With 91 homes being built on the site it seems obvious that egress on to Prince Street alone is neither safe nor desirable, and that egress from the development should be on to Tenth Line. Sheridan is planning to surround the development with a black chainlink fence. The GWCA is concerned that gates be incorporated so that residents would have access to trailways allowing them to walk to the village and also that trees be strategically located on the site to serve as buffers, wildlife corridors and protection. Other concerns include water runoff (i.e. locating storm water ponds) and green space. Also important is the location and specification of pumping stations for sewage, as it will affect not only the Sheridan project, but the existing residents of the Glen. We are pleased to hear Sheridan Nurseries president Bill Stensson's desire to ensure the "right fit" in the hamlet but it is important to keep in mind that "right fit" depends to a large degree on the residents of Glen Williams being alerted to developer's plans and not be shy to express opinions for and against. L. Robert de Langley,Glen Williams

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Letters to the editor...`Right fit' for Glen plan lies with residents