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Mattamy Homes withdraws plan for Stonebridge golf course

Mattamy Homes has withdrawn a plan to build homes on a section of the Stonebridge Golf Course and Country Club in Barrhaven.

'Mattamy Homes listened and has advised that they look forward to working with all of us': Coun. Jan Harder

Mattamy's plan was to take the highlighted area in the southeast corner of the golf course and build homes on it. (Mattamy Homes)

Mattamy Homes has withdrawn a plan to build homes on a section of the Stonebridge Golf Course and Country Club in Barrhaven.

In a newsletter to constituents sent Thursday, Coun. Jan Harder wrote that Mattamy Homes "has withdrawn their application on Longfields Drive."

"Mattamy Homes listened and has advised that they look forward to working with all of us starting in early September. Watch for further updates starting with the date of September's facilitated session," the newsletter continues.

The developer's proposal to rearrange and shorten the course off Longfields Drive to build 158 homes on its property was met with opposition from some residents at a late June meeting.

Some of them were concerned the entire course could one day be built over, while others wanted the money they paid to have properties bordering the course given back to them.

Mattamy issued a statement by email Thursday, saying "many of you have questions and concerns about the proposed development and planning process.

"We believe the best way to move forward is to withdraw our rezoning and plan of subdivision applications at this time. This will allow ... Stonebridge residents, councillors, city staff and Mattamy to focus on working together to shape the future of Stonebridge without the distraction of the planning application process and timeline.

"We are all confident that this is the best approach and are looking forward to an open and productive exchange of ideas that can contribute to the process."

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