Development permit on hold in Metchosin

Council considers environmental issues as well as concerns from Metchosin Fire Department

 

Metchosin planning committee halted a request for a development permit for 240 Delgada Rd. seeking more information.

 

At its March 11 meeting the committee received a report from the fire chief and a peer review engineering report.

 

The home owners want to demolish the current house and build another one in a new location. Both reports expressed concerns for the proposed location due to the possibility the new building would impact the shoreline slops and on native vegetation.

 

The Metchosin Fire Department also expressed concerns with access to the home in case of emergency due to the proposed location so close to a cliff.

 

The committee has sent both reports to the home owners and is awaiting a response.