Neighbourhood Update

Medway Valley
The updated consultant’s report is available for review at the Sherwood Forest branch library.  Just ask at the front desk for its location.  The report is also available on line at:
http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/Medway%20NHI-Eval-Final%20Report-Public%20Use-Jan2015.pdf

There will be a City staff report to a committee of City Council this winter and shortly after, the Local Advisory Committee will begin to meet.  Stay tuned for updates.  The Valley continues to impress the consultants with its wide variety of species including species at risk, which is unusual for an urban setting.

Super Mailboxes
Where will the new super mailboxes be located?  According to City staff, there will be a report to a Committee of City Council on February 3.  It is likely the Civic Works Committee.  You can get the report on line a few days ahead of the meeting at
http://www.london.ca/city-hall/meetings/Pages/default.aspx

The short answer is that it is highly likely that super mailboxes will only be located where there is a sidewalk.  Apparently Canada Post has already started providing the city with proposed locations in various parts of the City that currently have door-to-door delivery.

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October Update

Sherwood Forest School Site

The rezoning of the Sherwood Forest School site passed City Council last night. The next step is for the city to prepare a Request for Proposal for the sale of the 2/3rds of the site that will be developed for housing in accordance with the zoning by law. We will update you when we hear any further news. We will also need to encourage our new City Councillor to get 7 other members of Council to add money to the 2015 budget for park amenities.

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August Neighbourhood Newsletter‏

Sherwood Forest School Site

City staff will be mailing a notice of the next City-led community meeting on the proposed re-zoning of the school site. Keep an eye out for it. The goal continues to be for staff to have a recommendation in front of the City’s Planning Committee this fall.

London Plan

The London Plan is the city’s new land use plan. It is to be presented for approval to the new council in late winter or early spring 2015. There are many changes to land use planning which have the potential to have an impact on all neighbourhoods including ours. More about these changes in future e-mails, but here are just two:

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Letter to City Planner

Following the June 16 meeting and the vote on the School Site, this letter was sent from the Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest Ratepayers to the City Planner who is handling the City’s rezoning application for the site. The letter expresses support for the re-zoning application of the Sherwood Forest Public School site,

Handouts from June 16 AGM

The slides from the AGM and meeting on the Sherwood Forest School site are available. If you have questions want more information please do not hesitate to contact Sandy or any member of the Executive. Please also contact the City Planner on the file, Brian Turcotte.

The city has agreed that apartments will not be one of the permitted uses in the re-zoning change they will present to City Council. The city staff have also agreed to hold another city lead community meeting sometime later in the summer before they make their formal report to the City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee.

The minutes from the June 16, 2014 meeting are also available.