The vision for the village of Ashton is to remain a small and safe community that is proud of its heritage and that embraces the natural beauty of the Jock River and its surroundings. The village will be a social, recreational and economic focal point for residents of the village and the nearby rural areas. The village will experience slow and sustainable growth; development will both respect the rural character of the village and be environmentally responsible. The planning and development of the village will take into account the relationship between the City of Ottawa and Beckwith Township.
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Create a healthy and environmentally sustainable community.
Objective 1.1: Ensure that future development maintains the integrity of surrounding natural areas and preserves groundwater quality and quantity.
Objective 1.2: Maintain good water quality and a healthy ecosystem in and around the Jock River.
Objective 1.3: Maintain existing park land, natural environment areas and recreation areas within the village.
Goal 2: Encourage the provision of local business services within the village.
Objective 2.1: Promote development in the Village Core area.
Objective 2.2: Broaden the permitted scale of home-based business uses to allow for a more dynamic use of residences in the village for small scale employment.
Goal 3: Encourage slow and sustainable development that maintains the village’s rural and historic character and identity.
Objective 3.1: Promote the development of vacant land and the reuse of existing vacant buildings within the village.
Objective 3.2: Allow residential growth in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and densities of the village.
Objective 3.3: Promote a slow growth rate for the village.
Goal 4: Improve pedestrian and traffic safety within the village.
Objective 4.1: Establish traffic calming along Ashton Station Road and Flewellyn Road within the village boundary.
Objective 4.2: Improve safety at the intersections of Ormrod Road and Ashton Station Road and Ormrod Road and Flewellyn Road.
Objective 4.3: Improve pedestrian and cycling connections along Ashton Station Road from the village to the Trans Canada Trail.
Goal 5: Cooperate on planning and future development activities with Beckwith Township.
Objective 5.1: Consult and coordinate with Beckwith Township and the entire village community on future City of Ottawa planning for the village.
Objective 5.2: Coordinate development review affecting the village of Ashton with Beckwith Township.