2013: A Year in Preview – Gordon Head farmland

Saanich council is expected to take another look at the Gordon Head agricultural property

Saanich council is expected to take another look at the Gordon Head agricultural property that was, at different points throughout 2012, set to become a residential subdivision, a chicken farm and a cattle feed lot.

Mayor Frank Leonard says he anticipates the Alberg family, which owns the four-acre property on Mount Douglas Cross Road, will come before council on Jan. 21 to once again pitch their residential plans.

Their appearance stems from a Dec. 11 council decision that left the property owners unhappy and feeling as if their land could be stuck in a state of limbo.

The Albergs spoke with the mayor after the meeting and will now have the opportunity to get comment from council, and get a better sense of councillors’ feelings on their development application.

The Dec. 11 decision was to send an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to remove the land from the agricultural land reserve.

If the Albergs get the OK from the ALC and get preliminary support from council in January, the development application will then go to public hearing.

 

 

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