Re: Neighbours ‘up in arms,’ Oct. 25.
This is to the city planners and all residents of White Rock. Please look at the bylaws for corner lots and come up with simple workable solutions and be reasonable and realistic with today’s needs and requirements.
Yes, everybody loves green open spaces and small cottages, but those days are gone by, as just 65 years ago there were one billion people and today there are seven billion, so firstly they all need space to live.
There are houses that are permitted above and beyond 45 per cent footprint of their lot size. But there are these corner lots which follow no logical arguments of the bylaws, and they may not even be getting a 30 per cent footprint.
So an interior neighbour may have a much smaller lot but gets to build a bigger home, yet the same neighbour goes and objects to the corner lot owner with a bigger lot.
Kiran Brar, Surrey