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Rezoning to allow rafts in Union Bay – ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION meeting on March 24, 2014

Back in August we posted on the blog information on a new application in Union Bay. Application # 1414113 – Aqua 

application #1414113 - Aqua

application #1414113 – Aqua

The AQ-1 zone permits shellfish aquaculture, provided that no structures are
permitted on the site. As this proposal involves structures such as rafts and floats, the AQ-1 zone
does not permit this proposed shellfish aquaculture raft operation. The applicant, therefore, has
requested to rezone the tenure (license of occupation) to a zoning designation that will permit
“aquaculture use” that involves structures above the surface of the Strait of Georgia.

You can have a look at the agenda (link at bottom) for the Advisory Planning Commission meeting to be held in Union Bay March 24, 2014 

To be held in the Bill Woods Room of the Union Bay Hall
Located at 5401 South Island Hwy, Union Bay, BC
Commencing at 7:00 p.m.

http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/assets/Department/Documents/P_APC_Area_A_agenda_package_March.pdf

One response to “Rezoning to allow rafts in Union Bay – ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION meeting on March 24, 2014

  1. Phil April 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    We need some Provincial guidelines for Baynes Sound Industrial developement.Jobs are important,so are the quality of life issues and the sustainablity issue. The Retirement Industry is huge in the Comox valley and the natural beauty of the Area brings people here. Retirees and people who fly to work support the biggest Industry in the Comox valley -RV’s, Boats and cars. It is the way it is.

    I grew up here and want to see our beaches cleaned up. I can’t see how plastic netting of the sea bed is sustainable, natural or necessary. i support cleaning up land based contamination, but I’m not convinced that the South sewer project will do that and it’s very expensive. There needs to be further studies on the source of contamination. For example there is a historic dairy farm near the mouth of the Trent and new Goeyduck hatchery-what do they contribute to contamination near the mouth of the river?

    More scientific studies are needed like the one conducted by Payne consulting for the CVRD. A good start but much more needs to be done to clearly identify the problem areas.

    keep up the good work!

    Phil

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