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The Cookstown water pipeline, and an infiltration study for the Cookstown sewage system, have unfrozen development in the village at the corner of County Rd. 27 and Highway 89, after 2 decades of stagnation.
Although 268 of the currently available sewage units will go to the development group up-fronting the cost of the water pipe, there will be limited additional allocation for infilling -and local residents are already lining up to get on the list for consideration.
Jack and Margaret Hambly have applied for a rezoning for a vacant parcel of land, fronting on Victoria St. -just south of the South Simcoe Theatre. They hope to rezone the .42 hectare property from "Future Development" to "Residential Full Service Hold", permitting the creation of up to 5 residential lots, by way of future severance. The lots would have 15 metre frontages, in keeping with the surrounding residential subdivision.
A public meeting under the Planning Act was held on April 18; the request has now been referred to staff for review and a recommendation to Council -but a report noted that the application is within the Cookstown Settlement Area, and in keeping with all planning policies.
The "Hold" symbol means that no development can go ahead, until and unless the lots are granted sewer and water allocation.
by Miriam King, Bradford Times