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Keep zoning the way it is

The following letter was sent to Sechelt mayor and council and copied to Coast Reporter. When we purchased our 9.8 acre property on Norwest Bay Road in 2003, the zoning allowed for a minimum of 1.7 acre.

The following letter was sent to Sechelt mayor and council and copied to Coast Reporter.

When we purchased our 9.8 acre property on Norwest Bay Road in 2003, the zoning allowed for a minimum of 1.7 acre. We, along with many of our neighbours, will be profoundly impacted if the new official community plan (OCP) guidelines are adopted, which will downgrade our zoning to a five-acre minimum. Essentially, the value of our properties will be reduced at the stroke of a pen.

We are mystified for the rationale of such a new proposal. How does the community benefit from such a change? Not from the lost taxes and development cost charges.

We all want to retain the rural flavour of Norwest Bay Road. Nobody is in favour of a higher density. Please keep the zoning the way it is. Are other acreage owners on Nickerson and East Porpoise Bay aware of the proposed changes?

Craig and Chris Moore

West Sechelt

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