Letter: ‘Due diligence’ missed in farmland comments

(Re: Don’t complain about what was already there, Saanich News letters, May 22, 2015)

(Re: Don’t complain about what was already there, Saanich News letters, May 22, 2015)

If Mr. Puddy had done his due diligence he would have found that Saanich’s Gordon Head Local Area Plan has supported developing the property at 1516 Mt. Douglas Cross for about 25 years.

Also, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has supported the removal of this property from the ALR for about that long as well.  The reason?  It makes no sense to have  small 4.4 acre property stay in the ALR when it is surrounded by residential homes, and is not viable for commercial crop production.

This is the kind of information people use to make buying decisions.

When people make uninformed statements before doing their due diligence, as Mr. Puddy has, it’s just plain silly.

Mark Vukobrat

Saanich

 

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