Chatham Kent council has apparently approved a zoning change for a property near Clathan where a massive country music jamboree is proposed.
The proposed Boothill Jamboree, a four-day, annual event, would take place over the Civic Holiday weekend on a 188-acre farm property, located at 15693 and 15777 Lees Line, near Clathan, between Bothwell and Highgate. A planning report estimates attendance would be between 8,000 and 10,000 people.
In the centre of the development, there would be a permanent stage area within the northwest corner of the property approximately 140 metres from Turin Line.
The owner has a conditional offer to purchase the farm from a third party who would like to establish the jamboree.
The proposed plan is to initially use approximately half of the farm property for the event with additional lands being utilized if the event expands.
A large jamboree is also located in Havelock, near Peterborough and Belleville.
This jamboree has been operating for the past 18 years and attracts thousands of visitors.
While the report states reaction to the Boothill proposal was positive, several neighbours are concerned the jamboree would threaten rural-agricultural heritage, rural lifestyle and the livelihood of local farmers.
Information drawn from Chatham newspaper.
“Jamboree grounds proposed; Several neighbours have some concerns” Posted By TREVOR TERFLOTH