Council didn’t allow infill lot

The District of Summerland council and staff have rejected or deferred on an infill lot proposal on Howis Crescent.

Dear Editor:

The District of Summerland council and staff have rejected or deferred on an infill lot proposal on Howis Crescent.

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

Without any change to any infill zoning or bylaws by council and staff in power, there will never be any infill in Summerland.

This same council and staff that are in control are wanting to remove 200 acres of prime agricultural land from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

There is no consideration for the area and no respect for the character of the existing neighbourhood.

The council and staff will do everything to rezone and accommodate the removal of the land from the ALR.

Other cities and municipalities will change zoning and bylaws to accommodate infill, but not Summerland.

I doubt very much that this council would ever really allow infill.

Reinhold Prochnau

Summerland