Re: Letter: Brookswood/Fernridge… Resident vows density fight, April 13 letter by David Chambers.
Mr. Chambers opposes “high density cookie cutter development like Willoughby.” I assume he is referring to the single family residential zones where he doesn’t want small lot compact housing with parking problems.
We also do not want small lot compact housing.
The existing 1987 Community Plan offers generous minimum lot sizes of 7,000 sq. ft. of which a handful of subdivision applications in authorized service plan areas are in progress.
With the new updated Community Plan there are many factors to consider in determining various lot sizes to strike a reasonable balance, including ‘affordability’.
It is possible in the new CP there could be a mixture of lot sizes from 5,000 to 7,000 sq. ft.
Ironically, Mr. Chambers’ BFCA activist group efforts to save trees will have unintended results. It appears the planners intentions are to trade trees for smaller lots.
I believe it is a bad bargain to screw up the long-term design of a neighborhood for the sake of trees. I say save big healthy trees where practical but plant new trees in new subdivisions in locations where they are likely to survive.
Roland Seguin, Fernridge