Update On Sandown Re-zoning

Published: September 19, 2011 03:01 pm EDT

According to a report, the proposed deal which would see the grounds of the now-defunct Sandown Park re-zoned for commercial and agricultural use is awaiting a vote by the Agricultural Land Commission


An article by bclocalnews.com has explained that if the proposed deal is not addressed by the ALC at its upcoming October meeting, there may not be any decisions made on the grounds until the commission meets early in 2012.

“There’s only one meeting left this year of the Agricultural Land Commission and that’s in October. There are no meetings of the commission planned until next April,” Councillor Cairine Green was quoted as saying. “If we don’t begin the process then our good faith partnership and agreement with the owners of the property could in fact, in my opinion, be jeopardized. We may lose this opportunity if we don’t start the process now.”

Green also said that there is still to be much public discussion regarding the issue.

Locals interested in the Sandown plan and its business case can take part in the second community town hall meeting regarding the issue, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 20 at municipal hall, 1620 Mills Rd.

(With files from bclocalnews.com)

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