Dorset Park & Timberlea Neighbourhoods To Retain Their Character
As part of the third and final phase of the Town of Milton’s exhaustive Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study, Milton Council approved the amendment to the Town’s comprehensive zoning bylaw, introducing new standards that aim to preserve the character of the Dorset Park and Timberlea neighbourhood areas and protect them from incompatible development. while still permitting change that is sensitive and respectful of their character.
Town of Milton Development Services staff carried out a Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study over the last four years to review the Town’s Official Plan policies and regulatory framework relating to the construction of new dwellings and additions to existing dwellings in mature residential neighbourhoods within Milton’s established urban area. Following that review and considerable public consultation, Town Development Services staff recommended appropriate changes to protect the character of these areas.
The study analyzed the elements and qualities that contribute to residential character of and assessed whether the policies of the Official Plan and the regulatory framework of the Town’s Zoning By-law are effective in managing development and maintaining the character of mature neighbourhoods.
The study was carried out in three phases and the findings of each phase informed improvements to the Town’s regulatory tools. CR