Siteplan agreement entered for Robertson Landscaping building

WELLINGTON NORTH – The township here has inked a site plan agreement with Clayton and Alison Robertson for the construction of a new landscaping shop and office with private water services.

The site is located on almost 50 acres of land along Grey Road 109 in Mount Forest’s urban centre. Council granted an exception to zoning rules which don’t ordinarily allow individual, on-site servicing within an urban centre.

However, no municipal services are currently available for hookup.

A “holding provision” was placed on the land – zoned by the township as industrial site specific and natural environment, and by the county as greenlands – preventing development until a stormwater management plan could be completed in consideration of the proximity of Fairbanks Creek flowing through the northeastern portion of the property.

Acceptable to SVCA

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) provided comments stating development would not be occurring on any lands of concern, including fish habitat and significant woodlands.

“The proposed minor variance is acceptable to SVCA staff,” stated May 3 correspondence to the township from SVCA environmental planning technician Michael Oberle.

Council passed a bylaw removing the holding provision on June 6 and, with the agreement in place, the Robertsons can now proceed with construction once a building permit has been issued by the township.