Letters: Spot zoning for waste transfer

All properties zones M2 could include waste transfer stations

I am concerned to find so much of our industrial land potentially zoned for Waste Transfer  i.e., all properties zoned M2.

In our case Canadian Food Inspection Agency mandates processing facilities must be located in a clean environment and specifies dust, insects, rodents, birds as being potential issues.

Imagine their enthusiasm for rats gamboling about in the adjacent waste transfer facility.

Imagine the enthusiasm of an international firm coming for a due diligence inspection of your facility.

If we are ever to  encourage clean high tech industry to our region we must consider they may not want to locate next to a property that  could become a waste transfer facility.

I believe sewage, garbage, composting are the responsibilities of the communities in which they are created.

Planning for these issues is fundamental to the quality of life in a community.

In this case let us look at spot zoning only and have our planning department work towards a real program for garbage, waste recycling, and composting. Let’s stop shipping waste off  for less worthy regions to deal with.

Bryan Mooney

Sooke