OMB rules against Aurora on Westhill

Battle cost town more than $650,000

By Sean Pearce

The verdict is in on Aurora’s long-running battle against a plan to build 75 luxury homes and an 18-hole golf course on a section of the Oak Ridges Moraine near Leslie Street and Bloomington Road.

Ontario Municipal Board vice-chairperson Jan de P. Seaborn recently handed down her decision and interim order stemming from the series of hearings, which concluded in January. She ruled the proposal from Lebovic Enterprises, dubbed Westhill, conforms to all relevant provincial policies, including the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Region of York’s official plan.

As such, she ordered Aurora to amend its planning documents and bylaws to permit the development to proceed.

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