Re: Our View, Road use debate unfair?
A poor response by residents? I don’t think so. This is an honest response by people who care ,and who are not prepared to stick their heads in the sand and hope everything will be all right when they surface.
The residents are feeling very frustrated with the lack of common sense. It should be immediately apparent that this road will not stand up to the kind of use Mr. Gray intends to inflict on it. Mr. Gray himself admitted in media reports that the road is not suitable for large trucks in the long term. There does not appear to be any long term plan in place.
So, that would make us, the long term plan.
This lane was not built with the intention to support consistent, daily, industrial, heavy truck traffic but only to access a few small acreages and the usual machinery and farm equipment associated with that.
I would agree that all the complicated bylaws, etc. could have been avoided if some transparency and common sense had been shown in the beginning and some respect shown toward the people who would be most affected — the residents — and had the council backed their own plan of appropriate land use.
Elizabeth and Larry Smith, Central Saanich