Information meeting tonight about development

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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

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