Not only are neighbors concerned about the large piece of property at 2248 Ardwell and 10364 Resthaven Dr.
Many people in Sidney are unhappy with the way developers are granted variances and properties are being rezoned by our council. There are more than 60 mature Douglas firs and a beautiful Garry oak among this threatened property. The developer will be cutting them all down if they get the OK from council.
Did you know that according to Habitat Aquisition Trust, Sidney had, in 2011, the lowest percentage of tree cover of all the 13 CRD municipalities?
These new plans mean no trees, very little room for yards, gardens, plants, flowers, etc.
The density is too high for this established community.
There will be increased traffic in the area and feeding into Resthaven Drive which will soon be the main road into Sidney for a hundred or more cars coming from the new developments already in progress.
Lets stop the re-zoning fever our council has been infected with. We need to preserve trees and protect habitat when possible and adhere to the community plan and the community people.
Lynda Comber, Sidney