Clublink’s proposal from Dec 2018 to redevelop the Kanata Lakes Golf Course, directly and severely impacts many Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook residents. Kanata Lakes Community Association is working with our residents, other community groups and our City Councillor Jenna Sudds, to protect our greenspace and quality of life. A community group was formed in 2019 to coordinate the effort…The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition (KGPC).
More information can also be found at the web-site for the KGPC www.ourkanatagreenspace.ca , the KGPC facebook page, the KLCA Facebook page and on the KLGC Greenspace Facebook Page (closed group): www.facebook.com/groups/2308672552700740. Information can also be found on our councillor’s web-site at kanatanorth.ca
February 6, 2020
A very successful fund-raising Gala was held at the Brookstreet Hotel January 29, 2020 by the KGPC. This helped to raise funds for the community legal and planning efforts ahead. The next step is an appearance in court involving Clublink, the city legal team and the KGPC…now scheduled for Feburary 27 and 28. The whole community is invited to support the court appearance. The KGPC is arranging buses.
October 28, 2019
A very successful presentation and meeting was arranged by Jenna Sudds at the Brookstreet with over 500 people from the community. It was attended by many community leaders including Jim Watson, the city solicitor, several Ottawa councillors and several well known Kanata personalities. The planning process was discussed and the city strategy for defeating this re-development attempt was presented. Things that residents can do to help was presented and more will be discussed at the community meeting arranged for November 5, 2019.
You can access the re-development application at http://ottawa.ca/en/kanatalakes Make sure you review and provide comments to city planner at firstname.lastname@example.org as outlined in the package you all would have received from the city.
October 8, 2019
We were informed that Clublink, Richcraft and Minto have gone ahead with their re-development application to the city without going through the steps as per the legal agreement to find a new party to run the golf course. See the full notice from Jenna Sudds on her web-site www.kanatanorth.ca/2019/10/08/golf-course-update-9/
Stay tuned for next steps from the city and from our community coalition, but be prepared to get involved. Our community coalition needs your volunteer and financial support. See ourkanatagreenspace.ca/kgpc-supports-fight-against-clublink/
March 15, 2019
On March 14, the city has advised ClubLink via letter, that – should they move forward with a planning or rezoning application – the city will initiate court proceedings to seek a declaration that ClubLink is required to abide by terms of the 40% Agreement.
You can read more in Jenna Sudds website.
February 11, 2019
The Kanata Community Steering Committee, composed of Kanata North community association leaders and other volunteers, has been meeting weekly and working hard on behalf of residents to oppose the proposed ClubLink redevelopment of the golf course. On February 11, 2019, the Steering Committee sent two important letters, one to ClubLink and the other to Mayor Jim Watson.
The letter to ClubLink reminds them that they freely assumed the legal obligations of the 40% agreement and ask that they immediately stop their survey work as it is incompatible with running a golf course.
The letter to the City commends asking ClubLink to spell out its intent. That being said, we pointed out that ClubLink’s intent is already clear and that we support the City – so long as it stands behind the agreement – and asked for better cooperation, coordination and transparency.
To the ClubLink and the City, we put both on notice that the Kanata community retains the right to act independently, including legal proceedings and seeking compensation for damages.
For more details: Letters to Clublink and City