Opinion

Loopholes ruin plans

Editor:

More than 25 years ago, developers saw the potential of a planned village resort in White Rock.

The natural horseshoe-shaped rise of the land west of the pier offered a huge expanse that would provide hundreds of owners with beautiful sea views. The building lots around the bay were quickly sold off at the going price of view lots.

Twenty years ago, when the Bosa brothers, already recognized world developers, applied to build Victoria Terrace apartments, they took care to observe the contour of the rising land in harmony with the basin development surrounding the bay, without harming the planned ambience.

It takes ignorance and arrogance for someone to now come along seeking loopholes to ignore the careful planning of a quarter century. The height and the type of structure are essential markers that must not create precedence for future fortune-hunters to emulate.

If such deviation is considered and passed by council, there could be repercussions in a class-action suit.

Donald C. Chivers, White Rock

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