Severance creates access point for residential development

MINTO – Town council has recommended approval of a severance for an Elora Street property in Harriston to create access to a future residential development.

A application from Mex Developments Inc. seeks County of Wellington Land Division approval for a severance of a property at 304 Elora Street South, Harriston. The applicant proposes to sever a .23 acre residential lot with an existing residential dwelling and retain a vacant lot.

The proposed retained lot currently has a shed that will be removed creating a vacant 9.2ha (22.73ac) lot with 18 metres of frontage. The intent of the vacant lot is to create an access point to a large property slated for future residential development.

“I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this in the future,” said deputy mayor Dave Turton.

A report from building assistant and planning technician Michelle Brown presented at the Dec. 3 council meeting indicates the proposed severed and retained lots will meet the minimum lot area and frontage requirements.