Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle were smiling Monday morning at their Tamworth-area farm, but the province's planning appeals body ruled against their plan to expand the clothing-optional campground on their property
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Nudists lose fight to have campground expanded

The owners of a nudist ranch in a rural part of Stone Mills Township are trying to decide their next move after a three-year legal battle ended Friday when the province’s planning appeal tribunal ruled against them.

Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle launched their challenge after Stone Mills Township council in 2018 denied their request to have their 40-hectare Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch on Carroll Road rezoned to permit expansion of their clothing-optional campground.

Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle were smiling Monday morning at their Tamworth-area farm, but the province's planning appeals body ruled against their plan to expand the clothing-optional campground on their property
Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle were smiling Monday morning at their Tamworth-area farm, but the province’s planning appeals body ruled against their plan to expand the clothing-optional campground on their property

That 4-3 council vote went against recommendations of township staff and a consultant’s report that indicated a campground on the site was permitted according to the official plans of the township and Lennox and Addington County and the provincial policy statements.

The hearing before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal was in late November, and member Thomas Hodgins on Friday issued his decision to dismiss the couple’s appeal.

“You know that last scene in Braveheart? That’s how I felt. I was gutted,” Gibson said in an interview at the ranch Monday.

“I think the message that this decision sends to the rest of Ontario, to the little guy, is to don’t bother fighting anything because you will never win,” she said.

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Source: Whig Standard

Original publication 3 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 3rd March 2020

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