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Brock Township provides update on supportive housing project talks

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

BROCK: The Township of Brock has recently provided an update regarding the Durham Region-led Beaverton Supportive Housing project.

“A number of concerns were identified, both by Township Council and Brock residents, about the compatibility of the proposal with the surrounding community. Council has retained a lawyer, to assist in the ongoing negotiations with Durham Region, in hopes of achieving a mutually beneficial agreement that addresses the concerns raised,” a Brock Township press release stated.

With decisions regarding this issue being made largely in closed session meetings, the township wants residents to know they will provide them with more information on this subject, when it is appropriate to do so.

“The Township of Brock: endeavours to keep the public informed, and assures its residents; their input and feedback is being addressed; and if an agreement has been reached between Brock and Durham Region; full public disclosure of the agreement will be made available,” the press release added.

There has been much discussion between the Township and the Region, regarding the 50 unit supportive housing development slated to be created in Brock Township. In November, councillors voted to pass an interim control bylaw “to prohibit the establishment of Supportive Housing and Modular Construction, including Manufactured Dwelling Houses, for a period of twelve months, in order to allow for the appropriate completion of further research and consultation.” [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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