The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has dismissed the appeal by Batten Developments Ltd. to approve the application for development at 50 Allan Street in the Town of Carleton Place.
Batten Developments Ltd. submitted an application for a Class III Development Permit to construct a 4 storey, 33-unit apartment building on the property known as 50 Allan Street. The application was denied in September of 2018 by the Town’s Planning and Protection Committee as the Committee felt compatibility with the surrounding neighbourhood could not be demonstrated and the scale and scope of the proposed development would adversely impact the neighbourhood. The Tribunal agreed and found the proposed site to be within a predominantly low-density residential neighbourhood with dwellings of one, two and two and a half storeys in height.
“As Mayor, I am very pleased with the LPAT ruling and the confirmation that the policies within the Official Plan and Development Permit By-law have been upheld. As a Council, we are invested in defining the boundary between infill and over-development to protect and retain our small-town character,” says Doug Black, Mayor of the Town of Carleton Place.
“Council and Staff will be making it a priority to review the Official Plan and the Development Permit By-law in 2019 to further clarify guidelines and direction moving forward related to development within existing older neighbourhoods,” says Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Carleton Place.