On Monday, May 25th, Clarington council considered a bylaw put forward by the planning department designed to replace bylaw 84-63. The new bylaw was created in response to the Bowmanville Character Study, which looked at ways to maintain the existing character of a specific section of Bowmanville.
Members had concerns about the restrictions contained in the proposed bylaw, and DRHBA submitted a letter to the planning and development committee for consideration.
In addition, past-president Emidio DiPalo gave a delegation to council at the May 25th meeting. As a result, Clarington council voted to send the report back to staff with instructions to work with DRHBA and area residents to come up with criteria that are not as restrictive while also maintaining the character of the neighbourhood.
Members with concerns about this issue are encouraged to contact Stacey at email@example.com.