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Save Lorne Park from Unmanaged Growth

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As you know, Lorne Park is a unique neighourhood with distinguishable homes surrounded by mature trees.   A recent development proposal on 1190 and 1200 Lorne Park Road has raised a lot of concerns.   We want to ensure that we save the local neighbourhood on Queen Victoria Avenue, Lorne Park Road and Garden Road from negative impacts from this proposal.  (The local community is not opposed to development in general in this location but are against this proposal as it currently stands.)

We believe that the current proposal suggests removing several mature trees, (some which are over 80 years old) which will take away from the character of the neighbourhood.    Replacing them will take 50-60 years before they are as large as the other trees in the area.   This proposal also suggests similar looking homes vs. the distinguishable homes in the surrounding areas.  The proposal doesn’t consider existing by-laws in terms of homes being too close to the road vs. the other homes in the area.  The proposed development is not sufficient to build the amount of proposed homes and will add approximately 28 more cars to the traffic flow issues currently experienced in the neighbourhood.   The first town development in the area, which cut all mature trees but one & looks like a sub-division, and frankly doesn't fit with the neighbouring properties.  We hope the city doesn't proceed with another mistake like that.  The proposal also suggests building twice as many homes as suggested by the by-laws as well.  The proposal offers NO environmental benefits for the neighbourhood.

- The proposal should only have five detached homes to keep with the character of neighbouring homes 
- The proposal must not cut down any mature trees.  The city must have an independent arborist vs. relying on the developer’s arborist on the health of the trees.
- The proposal must comply on existing by-laws on the number of homes being built with appropriate set-back to the road.v s. the suggested 14 homes, which are very close to the road (which exceeds the number of homes suggested by the City of Mississauga's by-laws)
- The proposal must ensure the homes don't exceed the height of neighbouring homes.

If we don't stop aggressive developments like this, we will see more encroachments further into the community taking away the character away from the neighbourhood.  Please sign and share the petition to ensure that Mississauga City Council pushes for managed growth, while protecting our neighbourhood.

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