Sherwood Forest School site, Medway Valley Master Plan and Western’s Open Space Plan

Sherwood Forest School Site

City Council has approved the conditional sale of the part of the former school site slated for housing to to Forest Park Homes Hampton Group. Part of the proceeds from this sale, in the amount of $250,000.00 will be allocated to the budget for the Sherwood Forest future urban park adjacent to this infill demonstration project. The full resolution can be found here.

Medway Valley Master Plan

More details to follow but just to let you know, the public participation meeting before the City’s Planning and Environment Committee will take place on Feb 20th not before 5:15 pm at City Hall. Hopefully you can attend to speak out or include a letter for the agenda. Send letters to pec@london.ca by Feb 12th.

Western’s Open Space Plan

You are invited to attend …

Thursday February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1162 Althouse College. Parking will be available at the rear of Althouse College. (Entrance to Althouse College is the first stoplight south of the Sarnia Rd/Western Rd intersection)

We welcome your feedback as we move towards finalizing the strategy. You may provide comments in writing to openspace@uwo.ca by February 28, 2018.

Western’s campus landscape shapes its public image, approach to education and research and its physical growth. Following the development and approval of Western’s Campus Master Plan in 2015, work began on the complementary Open Space Strategy. Our beautiful campus is one of our most significant assets and this strategy is required to ensure that our outdoor spaces continue to evolve following a comprehensive vision.

The Open Space Strategy builds on the natural beauty of Western’s campus and legacy of landscape stewardship to deliver a safe and beautiful campus that will foster learning and promote Western as a destination of choice for world class education and research.

The strategy proposes 10 key initiatives that will help transform campus in the coming years. Some could begin in the near future and others will be longer-term projects. For example, the Open Space Strategy includes several ways to make Western’s campus a pedestrian-priority space.

Sincerely,

Lynn Logan
Vice-President (Resources and Operations)

Learn more about this strategy at: http://www.uwo.ca/ipb/publicaccountability/open_space.html

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Updates on School Site and Medway ESA

Best wishes for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2018.

Sherwood Forest School Site

The Tender for the Sherwood Forest School Site was officially released this month. The question closing period ended on December 14th and the tender closes on December 21st. We are hopeful that we get a good outcome. For more info see the City’s website.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

A reminder that the public participation meeting at City Hall will likely be on February 8th. Letters can be sent to pec@london.ca by January 15th with a note that you want it included on the agenda when the Master Plan for this ESA is before the Planning and Environment Committee. Also copy Councillor Squire (psquire@london.ca) Letters should be addressed to Chair and Members. Even better than a letter is to appear at the meeting and let the Committee members know how you feel about the ESA.

The current version of the Master Plan can be found at: http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf

Community Update

Neighbourhood Decision Making

The Ninja Warrior Course was the winner in our part of the city (the Northwest). City staff have said that they are still consulting about the location but it will be in a park and there will be a community consultation process.

Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area
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November update

Medway Valley Conservation Master Plan

The near-final draft of the Conservation Master Plan for the Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA (South) can be found at http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf
Highlights include:
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Medway ESA and other news

Medway ESA Master Plan (for the southern portion)

A new draft of the Medway ESA Master Plan is available for review. You will find the report at the City’s web site at:

http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf
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