New Wyoming subdivision to have townhouses instead of apartments


A Lucan based developer says it will likely be next spring before any ground is turned on a new subdivision on the outskirts of the village of Wyoming.

That despite solving concerns about an apartment complex in the plans.

In 2008, Plympton-Wyoming approved a plan of subdivision on the east side of the community by developer Ken Dobbin. It called for 112 single-family homes from the railroad tracks on Main to Confederation Street.

The roads dead-end streets of Main, Thames, and Huron would all be opened to extend the roads and a new north-south road – Ketter Way – would be built.

The current developer Mike Radcliffe of Lucan has asked council to allow a zoning change near Erie Street east of the Royal Canadian Legion and Royal-Leigh Apartments. Radcliffe wanted to build two multi-unit residential units.  But that plan drew the ire of Royal-Leigh residents.

So Radcliffe has changed the plan to include two one-storey buildings each with four individually owned town houses.

“There were a number of concerns from neighbours,” says Rob Nesbitt, the Lambton County Planner working for Plympton Wyoming. “The key concern was density… the developer has asked for individually owned units attached 4 per parcel one story in height to address the concerns expressed.

“This provides ample open spaces…we think the applicant has done a great job of dealing with the concerns.”

Council approved the changes at Monday’s planning meeting. Residents who originally voiced concerns about the project will receive notice of the changes and have 30-days to appeal the project.

Radcliffe says his engineers will wait until the appeal period has passed before beginning the rest of the drawings. He says even without appeals it will now likely be the spring of 2015 before any construction work begins on the site.