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General News · 6th October 2009
Noba Anderson
Saturday October 17th, 1:00 pm sharp, Gorge Hall

Anicca deTrey
Anicca deTrey has submitted a rezoning application for her ten acre property, 905 Christensen Rd on the north shore of Hague Lake, which is currently zoned Rural One (RU-1), a ten acre minimum lot size designation. The application seeks rezoning to Rural Residential One (RR-1) which is a 5 acre minimum lot size designation. The property is currently bisected by Christensen Road and therefore, because of the road severance provision in the Cortes bylaws, could be subdivided along that road into two lots approximately eight and two acres in size without any need for rezoning or community process. Therefore, what is being sought would not increase allowable density, but rather allow for the lot boundary to be drawn elsewhere on the property rather than along the road. The application seeks two five acre lake front lots.

In exchange for the proposed rezoning, Anicca is offering to place permanent covenants on the land that would reduce the maximum height of any future buildings, reduce the maximum lot coverage and restrict allowable building footprint size. Also, the proposal offers an ecological covenant disallowing any vegetative removal around the perimeter of the parent property and protection of the highest bluff on the property from future development.

Old Growth Investments
This application, made by Old Growth Investments, seeks to downzone a Boulder Point property off Squirrel Cove previously owned by Bob Johnston from Tourist Recreational Commercial One (TRC-1) to Access One (AC-1) and from Marine Commercial One (MC-1) to Access One (AC-1). This property was zoned commercial due to previous unfulfilled plans to develop a fishing lodge on the site. They are now seeking to revert back to the previous residential zoning.

Anyone is welcome to speak at the public hearing on either of these applications or make written submission to the Strathcona Regional District by 4:30 pm, Friday, October 16th. Copies of the proposed bylaws and related information may be viewed at the SRD office until October 16th or on the internet at www.strathconard.ca. Questions? Call John Neill 250-830-6706 or email publichearingstrathcord.ca.

Although incomplete, I have attached some further information about the proposed rezonings. For full details contact the SRD.

In gratitude,
Noba Anderson