More work to be done on Nott’s Creek development

The issue of narrower roads through a proposed subdivision along Otter Point Road took up most of the evening at the regular council meeting on January 10.

The issue of narrower roads through a proposed subdivision along Otter Point Road took up most of the evening at the regular council meeting on January 10.

The developer, Canadian Horizons Land Investment Corp. was looking for a variance to build six metre roads throughout the 133 lot subdivision. The standard is 12m. This didn’t sit well with anyone in the council chambers, including neighbouring property owners.

The developer stated that six metre roads were commonplace in many subdivisions and created a community within a community.

He said, “the six metre pavement is important for the development and no sidewalks is an integral part of our master plan.”

The property, which was part of the old John Phillips Memorial Golf Course, has a tainted history in Sooke. People were upset when the golf course was sold resulting in a thumbs down for a connector road. That connector road is now part of the district’s plans although the district “forgot” to secure access through the Nott’s Creek property.

Building the connector will mean having to realign Otter Point Road and that is where one neighbour is protesting the subdivision plans. The Townsend Road resident said the realignment would mean Otter Point Road was next to her back fence.

“It totally ruins the enjoyment of my property,” said Liza Dawson-Whisker.

Also at stake is the zoning on the property which is now RM4. The developer wants to rezone back to RS3.

“Otter Point will reconfigure no matter what zoning the property has,” said Councillor Herb Haldane. “We need that piece of property.”

Other councillors stated that the development itself looked a “little crowded,” and there were issues of safety and speeding.

In the end council passed the recommendation that the developer continue to work with staff on the road width issue.

Just Posted

Province now allowing tent city campers to stay at Goldstream Park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no hard deadline for campers to leave, park open to public

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

Dementia Helpline seeks volunteers after dramatic increase in calls

First Link Dementia Helpline for those who lives with dementia or care partners

Saanich offers land for housing for the homeless

Unclear many units of supportive housing the province will build in Saanich

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Most Read