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Moncton Council Approves Second Elmwood Subdivision

By Allan Dearing Oct 18, 2022 | 9:31 PM

Vineyard subdivision (City of Moncton)

After being proposed almost 30 years ago, a subdivision off Elmwood Drive near Granite Drive has finally received approval from Moncton City Council.

However, both Moncton city staff and the Planning Advisory Committee rejected the project since it lies outside the urban boundary for water and sewer services.

Developer Harry Wynberg, a lifelong resident of the Elmwood Drive area, told City Council that seeking approval for Vineyard subdivision has been an uphill battle.

“I have been met with nothing but obstacles, excuses, dishonesty and lastly, perhaps most concerning… politics. Somehow they managed to run that serviceable boundary all the way around my property and not touch my property – is that a coincidence, is that an oversight or is that deliberate?”

City staff said six letters were received and all were opposed to the project.

Council voted 7 to 3 to give the proposal first reading with second and third readings at an upcoming meeting.

Councillor Monique LeBlanc was absent for the vote.

At an earlier public hearing Monday night, City Council also narrowly gave first reading to another subdivision off Elmwood Drive, Eastgate Village, which was also rejected by city staff and the Planning Advisory Committee.

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