Stop the Sprawl Uxbridge

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Stop the Sprawl Uxbridge

This petition had 652 supporters

June Davies started this petition to Dave Barton (Mayor of the Township of Uxbridge) and

Big suburban sprawl is back on the agenda in Uxbridge.

On October 4th 2021, the residents of Uxbridge, Ontario received official notification that Bridgebrook Corporation is attempting to amend both the existing land use zoning and the Township Official Plan to facilitate the development of a 588-unit subdivision to be located at 7370 Centre Road (the “Subject Property”). 

Re-designating the Subject Property as a “Residential Area” under the Township Official Plan, and rezoning, what is effectively prime farmland, would result in an unsustainable model of development that does not serve the current or future needs of Uxbridge or the planet. Rezoning the Subject Property will have disastrous consequences for our community.

Bridgebrook is asking us to overburden our schools and roads and healthcare. They are asking us to increase our already astronomical levels of CO2 production. They are asking us to pump more human waste into the already imperiled Lake Simcoe watershed.  They are asking us to concede farmland, our primary natural resource and which contributes to feeding the people of Ontario. We have everything to lose and nothing to gain.

We, the undersigned, refuse to support any change in the existing zoning.

Moreover, we refuse to re-elect any member of the current Uxbridge Township Council who facilitates or supports the unsustainable and environmentally hazardous rezoning of any and all farmlands for residential development.

On August 9, 2021, the United Nations declared a “code red for humanity" stating that Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent. This needs to be our primary focus. Healthy Food requires clean earth, clean water, and clean air. We must rally around our farmers for the sake of our future.

We are saying a flat, "No" to suburban sprawl in Uxbridge.

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This petition had 652 supporters