Letters: Silver Spray issues

East Sooke developer explains plans at Silver Spray

In my humble opinion, Gail Hall is mistaken on the issues that she raised.

First, a private residence club can be any club of private residences, unless and until it becomes a defined term with a specific definition to the contrary.

Second, the overwhelming majority of cottages contain two or even three separate suites, and are not limited to ‘single families’.

Third, in many cases separate owners purchase individual floors, so we often have two or three owners who each own a half or third of a cottage, which is a fraction of the building.

And fourth, these cottage suites are all part of the lodge and can be rented out on an overnight basis.

These lodge cottages and yacht suites are zoned much differently than single-family home neighbourhoods which typically prohibit short-term rental.

Michael Thornton

Silver Spray