View Royal must be business friendly

Re: Town not to blame for Thetis Cove failing, letters, Nov. 25, 2011

Re: Town not to blame for Thetis Cove failing, letters, Nov. 25, 2011

Councillor David Screech blames the economic atmosphere for the Thetis Cove development not proceeding.

If this were true, why has our neighbour to the west (Langford) moved ahead in leaps and bounds with developments?

Speaking with residents and developers, View Royal has not been development friendly.

I stand behind my statement that delays in the development process are one of the causes why the developer ended up bankrupt and the project did not move forward.

Council has to move ahead with projects to reduce the burden on residents and businesses.

My mayoral campaign commitment was to bring economic sustainability to View Royal. I hope Mayor Graham Hill and council heard what is needed and proceeds accordingly.

Andrew Britton

Former councillor, View Royal