Cheltenham Badlands Questions Answered

Question/Comment from the Region:

There wasn’t enough public consultation for the parking lot.

Answer:

Peel, OHT, and Bruce Trail had many dialogues with members of the public, neighbouring property owners and the appellant to address concerns. There have been at least nine in-person organized meetings, most over the last two years. In addition, we have had numerous phone calls, teleconference calls and e-mails as we always responded and continue to do so.   

  • Region of Peel councillors, elected official representing the interests of their constituents have been part of the CBMPT.
  • Councillors Allan Thompson and Richard Paterak (from its inception)
  • Councillor Johanna Downey (Since the recent Municipal election)
  • Open Houses were provided to inform the public of plans and progress to address the traffic and safety issues.
  • April 3, 2008 Open House at the Cheltenham Community Hall
  • June 18, 2014 Open House at the Cheltenham Community Hall
  • Targeted meetings with local landowner
  • April  7 & 10, 2014 met with adjacent property owner
  • After the appeal, since August 2014, five public meetings with the appellant and interested parties.
  • August 19, 2014 Public meeting  at the Cheltenham Community Hall
  • September 15, 2014 Public Meeting in Caledon Town Hall Meeting room
  • October 29, 2014 at the Cheltenham Badlands
  • February 4, 2015 Public meeting  at the Cheltenham Community Hall
  • April 27, 2015  Public meeting  in Caledon Town hall meeting room
  • Several public meetings will be held as part of the consultation plan for the Master Plan for the site starting Summer 2015.

Question/Comment:

Emergency responders will not be able to get through the area in case of emergency.

Answer:

The Town of Caledon was circulated on the Site Plan and did not indicate any concerns for emergency services.

Question/Comment:

Peel is “paving over the Badlands”

Answer:

Peel is not paving over the remarkable Badland features. The parking lot location is separate from the features and was selected by regulatory agencies: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Credit Valley Conservation, and Niagara Escarpment Commission.

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