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Brookhill housing plan for seniors, young buyers

The Municipality of Clarington last month unveiled an updated Brookhill Secondary Plan, which spans 300 hectares bordering Concession Road 3 in the north, Bowmanville Creek in the east, the Bowmanville West Urban Centre Secondary Plan area in the south, and the Bowmanville Urban Boundary in the west.

These plans will allow for high and medium-density development, with the highest concentrations located along Clarington’s major transportation corridors. These plans will protect the green space and also provide for a variety of housing types, including affordable housing, said a council statement.

The diversity of housing included in these plans would allow seniors who wish to downsize their homes with the opportunity to live in the area and remain close to their families. It would also provide housing options for younger people who are seeking to buy a new home, it pointed out.

The Brookhill Neighbourhood Secondary Plan was adopted in 2008, with the northern portions designated as a Future Development Area. The updated Secondary Plan is focused on the area north of the Longworth Avenue extension.

A council statement said the updated Brookhill Neighbourhood Secondary Plan will guide the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods with a diverse range of housing located within walking distance of shopping, services, schools, and amenities.

A linked system of parks, trails and green space will support pedestrian movement throughout the area. The next phase of the process will involve the implementation of the zoning regulations, followed by private development applications for subdivision approval.

The Secondary Plan is accompanied by Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines that have been prepared to advance the vision of the overall plan.

A copy of the Secondary Plan and Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines is available at www.clarington.net/Brookhill.

Land Use Map of Brookhill Secondary Plan

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