Protecting farmland: Rejecting ALR removal on Mt Doug X Rd

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012

Saanich Councillors voted against re-zoning property on Mt. Douglas X Road for a second time Monday night.
CFAX 1070 July 22, 2012

The owners of the property at 1516 Mt. Douglas X Rd wanted to remove it from the Agricultural Land Reserve and rezone it for 10 new units.

Councillor Dean Murdock says that isn’t going to happen.

“The one thing that sort of kept this [proposal] alive is that there was this language in the very dated Local Area Plan that says that this could potentially be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. That’s inconsistent with the language in our Official Community Plan.”

Murdock says staff have also been directed to change the language in the Local Area Plan to clarify that “council wasn’t prepared to consider forwarding an application again with respect to this property.”

The proposal was uninanimously rejected last year and again Monday night.