Dignan subdivision approved for multiple homes

Smaller homes than zoning calls for slated for Central Saanich property

Central Saanich council passed third reading of a bylaw to allow a small subdivision at 1196 Dignan Rd. At a public hearing, neighbours expressed concern that the design plans be adhered to and that promises made by the district and developer be kept.

“(The property) could be subdivided to allow two homes of 4,000 square feet or it could allow one 8,000-sq.-ft. home,” Des Basset of Vic Davies Architecture said of the existing zoning.

The new plans call for five 1,600-sq.-ft. that he called “appropriate to the size of existing homes in the neighbourhood.”

District staff will bring the bylaw forward for final adoption at a future council meeting.