North Perth Rejects Townhouse Project

It looks like a developer will have to look elsewhere to proceed with a proposed townhouse project in Listowel.

North Perth Council has turned down the necessary zoning bylaw amendment application for the properties in the area of Reserve Ave. S and Anger St. E.

The unanimous decision was made after hearing from residents of the neighbourhood who expressed concern about the potential impact on traffic and property values.

Councillor Doug Kellum points out 91 per cent of those who received written notice of the application are against it. He also says there are other areas already zoned R5 and feels it does not make sense to change the R4 zoned area which primarily consists of single-detached homes.

Howick Homes Limited was proposing to build two, three unit townhomes on the properties at the south end of Listowel.