In February 2022, Haldimand County Council received a presentation from Empire Communities Inc. regarding the development of a new, complete community in the Nanticoke area on 4200 acres of land.
Staff’s initial analysis suggests that the proposal concept has considerable merit and provides an opportunity to align with and achieve long-standing Provincial and municipal objectives, however, there is still much to be considered.
In order to consider this idea, the Province needs to authorize it by approving a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO). This does not result in an approval of the concept but will allow for a comprehensive local planning review to be started that will ultimately determine if and how this proposal fits within Haldimand.
As part of this planning analysis there is a need for detailed technical studies (i.e. environmental, engineering, servicing, transportation, land use compatibility, archeological) and the development of a comprehensive master plan fully informed by public consultation and the input of all relevant stakeholders including local business interests.
Below you will find background information, reports and other key details regarding this proposal. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.