Information meeting tonight about development

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A development has been proposed for the Hampton and Desable area of P.E.I.

A group of concerned citizens has called a public meeting to collect information about a development that has been proposed, but not yet made public, in the Hampton and DeSable area of Prince Edward Island.

“Over 200 acres has already been purchased and there appears to be a plan for a major development”, said Rosie MacFarlane, spokesperson for the group. “Nobody in our communities has been consulted and we have very little idea of what is being planned. The only locals approached so far have been those who were offered lucrative cash deals to sell their land.”

What is known is that the investors have an ambitious project that they have thus far been willing to share only with government officials, including local MLA Valerie Docherty, added MacFarlane. Docherty will be at the meeting.

The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. in Bites Café, 19566 Trans-Canada Highway in Hampton, and will feature presentations by Jean-Paul Arsenault on the history of land planning regulations on P.E.I., Sandy Foy talking about lessons learned from a recent IRAC decision that overturned a development permit on some of the land in question, and remarks from  Docherty.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, IRAC

Geographic location: Hampton, DeSable, Prince Edward Island

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  • herman
    April 30, 2014 - 19:44

    if this was good for the Community, Docherty would have been bragging about it long go

  • Alex Rogers
    April 30, 2014 - 17:35

    Everyone on PEI cannot work for Government and retire on pensions - this is not reality. I believe we have crossed the Rubicon - this Province is in structural deficit and the debt is unsustainable. If the developers are following the laws of the land by proposing to invest in the economy I say bring it on. Because without investment and growth in all sectors of the economy we are dead in the water. One has to look no further than the rampant stagnation of the communities of New Haven and Riverdale (as a direct result of 'Special Planning Area' regulations) of which I reside to see what happens when communities and Government choose to stymie development. In short, there is a price to pay every time we block sensible, reasonable development. To the folks 'sharpening the pitch forks' here I say put the future of the Province ahead of personal vested interest.

  • from away
    April 30, 2014 - 16:43

    I think some development in this area would be excellent!! I live in the area and am excited to see what may happen.

  • Unsure
    April 30, 2014 - 13:45

    How do we know it isn't something as simple as someone buying land to grow crops? What makes people think there's a nefarious purpose?

  • Let it go
    April 30, 2014 - 09:49

    Lets not be quick to judge what possibly be the best thing to happen in your community....

    • Richard Schermerhorn
      April 30, 2014 - 13:27

      The folks best suited to decide what is best for their community are the members of that community.

    • From away
      April 30, 2014 - 15:44

      I agree 100%, I live in the area and am excited about what ever it may be.