Millcroft residents now have their day in Court - April 2024

By Pepper Parr

March 8th, 2023



The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) met Tuesday morning and during a 45 minute meeting determined that the case would be head in March of 2024 and last 19 days – from March 5th to March 19th, 2024

The city of Burlington, Millcroft Greens, the applicants, the Region of Halton, the Halton Conservation Authority, MAD, Millcroft Against Development and Millcroft Greenspace Alliance are the parties appearing before the OLT.

Aerial view of part of Millcroft golf course

The OLT member ordered that the issues list be organized and consolidated by April 3rd. An Issues List sets out what each of the parties thinks the key issues are – that list has been submitted by each party – it now has to be organized and consolidated then it becomes what gets argued by legal counsel for each of the parties.

The OLT member hearing the case asked that people not submit form letters setting out their opinions. The hearing process is now at the point where arguments over the technical issues are the focus.

Rendering of where new homes will be located

The OLT member asked if the group has considered mediation. Our correspondent said that there was a rather long period of silence. This development resolution is going to be litigated.

The OLT member added that she was fully aware there was a significant amount of public interest at the pre-application meetings, at delegations to City Council is as well at the required Statutory meeting.

The Member was not aware that the City had passed a resolution supporting the community. That decision was made on December 13th, an occasion when Council went into a closed session and did not communicate their decision made in the CLOSED session.

Burlington’s Counsel at the OLT meeting undertook to submit a copy of the resolution.

This is one of those situations where the city had a good news story for Millcroft residents that they neglected to share.

Related news story:

City decides to support the residents

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