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Rural Land Planning Development:
Golf Course Projects

Ballycroy Golf Course and Resort Hotel
Township of Adjala-Tosorontio

Hunter provided expert witness participation on behalf of Ballycroy Area Rural Conservation Alliance (BARCA) with regard to a proposed 27-hole golf course and 250 unit resort hotel. A formal mediation process was adopted which led to a significantly abbreviated Ontario Municipal Board Hearing and settlement of site issues with reduction of environmental impacts. Detailed work included historical aerial photographic interpretation, climate analysis, stream flow analysis, review of golf course area requirements, comprehensive review of the regulatory framework for protection of site and water resources and development of a comprehensive and robust environmental monitoring program. Participants in the process included BARCA, the proponents - Hockley Valley Resorts, and review agencies including Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, County of Simcoe and Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, their consultants and solicitors.

Adjala Pit Golf Course
Adjala, Ontario

Hunter was retained by Achill Area Rural Conservation Alliance to review the documents filed in support of the James Dick Golf Course Application and to undertake a professional assessment (peer review) of the application based on best practices. The potential implications, direct and indirect of pit extraction, on the groundwater and surface water resources were evaluated. The review report was provided to the Ministry of Environment, Water Resources Unit in response to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) notification of an Application for Permit to Take Water and resulted in addition of a number of conditions to the Permit as approved.

Town of Caledon, Ontario

Hunter and Associates has undertaken the environmental review for the following golf course projects in the Town of Caledon, Ontario:

1) Albion Fairways
2) Palgrave Retirement Community
3) Golf Estates Proposal (Bruno Farm)
4) Devil's Pulpit Golf Course
5) Devil's Link Golf Course
6) Banty’s Roost Golf Course
7) Osprey Valley Golf Course

Osprey Valley Golf Course
Caledon, Ontario

Professional services included: environmental and hydrogeological assessment of the Osprey Valley Golf Course development and operations; review and analysis of geotechnical and groundwater monitoring data; analysis of groundwater interference and preparation of pre and post construction water table contours; preparation of geological cross section and lineament interpretation; evaluation of fertilizer and pesticide impacts on groundwater quality; water balance calculations and review of Permits To Take Water; planning and monitoring recommendations.