Housing development updated

The District of North Saanich is getting closer to a final draft of an approvals process on a new sewer service expansion

The District of North Saanich is getting closer to a final draft of an approvals process on a new sewer service expansion, caused by the proposed housing development at 9395 East Saanich Rd.

In an information brief to council Monday night, director of planning and community services Mark Brodrick said the draft is expected in a couple of weeks. As well, other details being worked out with the proponents. Brodrick was commenting after Councillor Craig Mearns asked for an update.

His request was opposed by Mayor Alice Finall, who said she didn’t feel it was appropriate to add it to the committee of the whole agenda. Committee chair Dunstan Browne, however, allowed it to be added.

Acting chief administrative officer Patrick O’Reilly said the petition will be up to the proponent to put forward and the district would see it followed through. He said at this point it’s difficult to see how it would go when it comes time for residents to respond.

A development agreement is also in the works, added Brodrick.

“Staff needs to be comfortable with it, and then we need to seek the developer’s approval. Then, we put it before council for its endorsement.”

Winning that, Brodrick said the agreement would proceed to a public hearing. If it survives that test, the agreement would be put on the property’s title before any move toward a development permit application.

“How long will all that take?” asked Mearns.

Brodrick said it’s “very, very close.”

Mearns added it’s up to council to find out this sort of information, to have excellent discussion so that everyone can find out what’s going on.”

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich roads doused in more than 300 tonnes of salt during snowstorm

Crews cleared roads around the clock during the mid-January storm

Hydro pole fire closes portion of Metchosin Road in Colwood

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Metchosin Road near Royal Bay

Funds raised through off-road cycling event will help improve Central Saanich bike trails

Tripleshot Cycling Club presents $3,000 cheque to Nature Trails Society

‘We thought it was an earthquake,’ homeowners okay after tree falls

Mature tree falls on roof of Victoria Avenue house

VIDEO: The Victoria byelection leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 17

Theft victim confronts suspects with baseball bat on Vancouver Island

RCMP in Nanaimo seek to identify of two people alleged to have used a stolen credit card

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Clerk bruised, traumatized after armed robbery at Nanaimo liquor store

Few details on male suspect in Wednesday incident, says Nanaimo RCMP

One last blast of winter tonight for parts of the Island before temperatures on the rise

A snowfall warning is in effect Friday including east Vancouver Island.

POLL: Has the recent snow had an impact on your daily life?

Old Man Winter had Greater Victoria in his icy grip this week.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

Most Read