Phelps was taken by surprise that the Planning Committee wasn’t happy with the development’s interior street dead-ends that won’t accommodate regional waste pickup.

After six years of discussions, why was it only at a public meeting that the Planning department made such recommendations and effectively sent the developer back to the drawing board?

It was interesting that this “new rule” requiring *all* new developments to accommodate regional waste pickup was an issue with the Phelps proposal, but not on Parkland proposal who said they would opt for private pickup.

Both proposals created separate issues for the Committee, and were both sent back to the planners.

Further public meetings will be held once the developers have adjusted their proposals and will represent opportunities for further public comment.

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