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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

CBC Radio's look at development in Greater Sudbury

Growing Pains

CBC Radio's look at development in Greater Sudbury

Growing Pains

CBC Radio's look at development in Greater Sudbury

Growing Pains

CBC Radio's look at development in Greater Sudbury

Growing Pains

CBC Radio's look at development in Greater Sudbury

Planning Committee Battleground

Part 1: These public meetings have become the place where different visions of Greater Sudbury come to clash. We take you through the process, using real tape from planning committee meetings, with voices from city planners, developers, residents and city councillors.

Part 2: Naomi Grant was one of the first Sudburians to fight a development and successfully preserve a greenspace, now known as the Roxborough Greenbelt, through compromise. She shares her thoughts on the city can avoid controversy and make better planning decisions.

Green Sudbury or Grow Sudbury?

Part 1: We take a look at the reasons behind the conflict over development in Sudbury, including the move to in-filling instead of urban sprawl and discuss whether the planning committee process is dysfunctional.

Part 2: Take a walk through some of the unofficial parks in Sudbury earmarked for development and meet the citizens who are taking their fight to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Taking it to a higher power

Part 1: Many controversial developments voted on by Sudbury city council will go to the Ontario Municipal Board this fall for a final decision. We examine the role of the board and hear why some think it's essential, while others say it should be abolished.

Part 2: We catch up with Sudburians who went through Ontario Municipal Board appeals, reflect back on what happened in their cases and whether their fears about the proposed developments have come true.

The next round?

We look ahead to what's likely to be the next development plan to grab headlines and stir up controversy-- a proposed subdivision on the shores of Ramsey Lake, which the developer says will actually improve the quality of Sudbury's drinking water.