Daily Archives: July 13, 2014

Contacting North Saanich Council to protect agricultural and rural land

Dear North Saanich Resident,

We are happy to provide you with more information about the upcoming Public Hearing on the Regional Context Statement (RCS) Amendment and two rezoning applications (and related matters) to be held on Monday July 14th at 7:00 pm at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. You will find the official notice at the bottom of this message; double-click on the image if you’d like to read it.

This is our last chance to have our voices heard on the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) changes which would allow for urban densities in NS. We strongly urge all NS residents to come out to this Public Hearing and express your opinion on the proposal to allow:

  • up to 520 new housing units (that’s adding 10% of the total number of NS households) in the next five years
  • an increase in construction in NS from an average 45 units/year to 160 units/year
  • average densities proposed in the two areas (totaling about 180 acres) will be 8 to 16 units per acre, but densities could be as high as 30 units/acre

Council has indicated that they will vote on this drastic change to our community’s direction that night, so it is crucial that all NS residents participate in this democratic process.


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