Common sense doesn’t win the day with cow lot

Re: Cows moo-ve into Gordon Head, (News, Feb. 27) The first line says it all: Residential Gordon Head.

Re: Cows moo-ve into Gordon Head, (News, Feb. 27)

The first line says it all: Residential Gordon Head.

Obviously in this day and age we need the Agricultural Land Commission and protected farmland but sometimes common sense should prevail.

Coun. Dean Murdock is quoted “a cattle feed lot in a residential neighbourhood seems ridiculous” and “ believe it or not though, this is an acceptable use of the land.”

It is a designated farmland and he finds that surprising? Was he dreaming of quiet organic veggies in neat rows?

Perhaps in hindsight (pun intended) a 12-lot residential subdivision might have been more appropriate for residential Gordon Head.

Patty Cushing

Saanich