21st meeting of Planning & Environment Committee

Meeting starts at 4pm in council chambers. There is a scheduled dinner break at 6:30pm. A livestream will be available when the meeting starts. There are six members of the planning and environment committee, including the Mayor.

On the agenda: three public participation meetings, two reports from advisory committees (environment and heritage), removal of holding provisions to allow a residential development to proceed, and a notice of appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.

  1. A delegation from Wes Kinghorn, chair of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage, regarding the 11th report from the committee and a delegation from John Rodgers of Rygar Properties Inc, both on the matters of LACH’s recommendation that several properties on Talbot St and Dufferin Ave should be designated as heritage properties under the Ontario Heritage Act. The LACH report also includes a recommendation to refer the work undertaken by Benjamin Vasquez on industrial heritage structures to the LACH stewardship sub-committee.
  2. A public participation meeting on a zoning amendment to allow for 300 square metres of additional commercial space at 1255 Kilally Rd, as well as a request from Mo Salih to have staff review the site plan control by-law.
  3. A staff recommendation, supported by the advisory committee on heritage, to allow the demolition of a farmhouse on McDougall Close in the former Westminster Township.
  4. A public participation meeting and zoning amendment requested by the Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex to allow for a emergency care establishment use at 648 Huron St in Ward 4. CMHA Middlesex is looking to broaden the services available at their existing site to include a crisis stabilization space. As they describe on their site:
In consultation with our neighbours and community partners, the site has been identified as the most cost-effective, community-based and accessible location. The former CMHA London-Middlesex moved into the building in 1996 and since the amalgamation of CMHA Middlesex, services at the site have been enhanced. The Huron St. Site is the first point of entry for individuals looking for mental health supports at CMHA Middlesex and the Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre is an excellent addition to the services being offered in the building.