Decision deferred on proposed infill lot

Municipal council has deferred a decision on a development variance permit needed for an infill lot on Howis Crescent.

Municipal council  has deferred a decision on a development variance permit needed for an infill lot on Howis Crescent.

The proposal would have one large lot divided into two smaller lots, with a house on each.

The variance permit application was to reduce the minimum lot depth from 30 metres to 20 metres and to create a building envelope smaller than the minimum dimensions of 10 metres by 10 metres.

The variances are needed because the lot would have an irregular shape.

Municipal planner Ian McIntosh said the lot met the total area requirements, but not the minimum lot depth.

Those living near the property said the proposed lot would reduce their view and infringe on their privacy.

Coun. Lloyd Christopherson said any decision must consider the existing area. “I think there has to be some respect to the character of the neighbourhood,” he said.

Coun. Bruce Hallquist suggested further discussion with the applicant about the size of the proposed house and its dimensions.

The application is expected to come back to the council table in June.