The Proposed access road to the property at 450 Creed Road would run through the property at 1880 Burnside Road, and is not expected to cause problems for neighbours. (CRD)

The Proposed access road to the property at 450 Creed Road would run through the property at 1880 Burnside Road, and is not expected to cause problems for neighbours. (CRD)

Company seeks temporary permit to store boats, trailers, and RVs on Saanich property

The temporary permit would be for three years with possibility of additional three-year extension

Saanich residents can air any concerns about a temporary use permit that would allow the storage of unoccupied recreational vehicles, trailers, and boats on a portion of land straddling rural Saanich and View Royal, during Monday’s committee of the whole meeting.

Goodwill Investments, who own the Highland Pacific Golf Course at 450 Creed Rd. and some neighbouring properties, applied to the District of Saanich for the temporary permit citing a need for storage of boats, RVs and, trailers owned by residents of apartments or small lots.

A report from Saanich staff indicates they support the permit. The Town of View Royal notified Saanich on Jan. 8 it opposes the permit, citing a lack of permanent road access and possible transportation impacts on View Royal if the permit is terminated.

READ ALSO: Outside traffic threatens safety of rural Saanich

The report states there is permanent road access along Creed Road which leads directly into View Royal, but the proposed access road through the property at 1880 Burnside Rd. (also owned by the applicant) would be less disruptive to the operations of the golf course, and is closer to Burnside Road.

The Proposed access road to the property at 450 Creed Road would run through the property at 1880 Burnside Road, and is not expected to cause problems for neighbours. (CRD)

The nearly 80-hectare parcel of land is on the southwest edge of the Rural Saanich Local Area. Parcels to the south of the property are within the Town of View Royal and are zoned for detached residential units on large and medium lots.

The report from Saanich staff on the permit application states impacts on neighbouring properties are expected to be “negligible.” The storage area would be 110 meters from the nearest property, in a depression in the land, and would be screened from sight by trees.

The proposed storage area is part of the 2002 Saanich water and drainage management plans, and Saanich Environmental Services stated it needs clarity on how the proposal wouldn’t negatively impact downstream water and habitats.

The property owner then submitted a letter from Colquitz Engineering which noted storage of boats, RVs , and trailers would not impact the stormwater management plan for the property, nor the rates of runoff.

The Saanich Planning Department sent referrals to the Prospect Lake District Community Association, the Residents Association of Strawberry Vale, Marigold and Glanford and the Town of View Royal.

READ ALSO: Sidney has ‘no significant concerns’ with large commercial project

The Prospect Lake District Community Association indicated no objection, while the Town of View Royal indicated it opposes the temporary permit, and no response had been received from the Residents Association of Strawberry Vale, Marigold and Glanford as of Nov. 25.

If approved by Saanich, the temporary use permit would allow the applicant to operate for a maximum of three years with one chance to extend the permit for an additional three years.

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow @yrlocaljourno

municipal politicsSaanich

Just Posted

Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)
‘She was a killer’: The Victoria woman who pioneered female sharpshooting

Gwen Spencer Hethey made military men ‘look like turkeys’ says her son

Anita Troop officially turns 100 on Sunday and cards are pouring in from around the world. (Courtesy Marina Miller)
Cards roll in from around the world for West Shore 100 year old

About 100 cards have come for the woman who turns 100 on Sunday

A cardboard man bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s royal cipher has been placed in a window at the Royal Theatre for at least several days. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Mysterious cardboard figure appears in Victoria’s Royal Theatre window

The identity of the figure, which was moved there amid cleaning, remains unknown

Black Press file photo
RCMP seek suspect in Vancouver Island-wide crime spree

Crimes stretched from Deep Bay to Qualicum, Ladysmith, Chemainus and Youbou

Jesse Roper tackles weeds in his garden to kick off the 2021 season of What’s In My Garden Man? (YouTube/Whats In My Garden)
VIDEO: Metchosin singer-songwriter Jesse Roper invites gardeners into his plot

What’s In My Garden, Man? kicks off with the poop on compost

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

British Columbia’s premier says he’s received a second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. (Twitter/John Horgan)
B.C. premier gets 2nd dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

John Horgan shared a photo of himself on social media Friday afternoon holding a completed vaccination card

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS
No winning ticket sold for Friday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The huge jackpot has remained unclaimed for several weeks now

OPINION SIG
SOOKE HISTORY: A brief history of Bear Creek Camp

Malahat Logging Company began both Beach Camp and Bear Creek Camp

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

Freighters have becomd abundant in the Trincomali Channel on the east side of Thetis Island.
Nanaimo ponders taking on waste from nearby anchored freighters

Vancouver-based Tymac petitioning the Regional District of Nanaimo to accept waste at its landfill

Most Read