Residents packed Belleville’s Planning Committee meeting Monday night opposing plans for the eight single family condominium development in Thurlow Ward.
Much of the concern was about the rural water supply.
The development proposal calls for eight single family homes fronting on Mudcat Road.
A number of residents spoke of concerns about the water table, whether their wells will be adversely affected by the new homes.
Area resident Lindsay Brown presented a long list of concerns including increased traffic, water issues and loss of wildlife.
Brown said she “didn’t move to the country to live in a subdivision.”
Councillor Paul Carr told Quinte News water is a major rural concern and that in light of last year’s class 3 drought “the city must do due diligence.”
He said many residents and businesses in the area would be interested in municipal water.
Area resident Dale Mitts told the committee he was concerned about the black plastic that had been used 20 years ago in a vegetable marketing business in the area. Mitts said it was “tilled under” and is now coming up with development where work is being done.
The Planning committee tabled the draft plan application, to have the hydrogeological study undergo a peer review.