We can do better: Rezoning in South Langford

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On July 8th, 2019, the City of Langford Planning, Zoning and Housing Committee recommended rezoning a 70+ acre parcel of greenspace in South Langford to create a large, high-density development.The land on these parcels is currently steep, undeveloped forest. A developer is proposing to rezone this land from RR2 (Rural Residential) to brand new, high density zone R5 (One Family Residential). This zoning will allow the developer to build 450 homes, including 100 townhouses on this ecologically important land. View the full proposal and see our summary of the proposal and its implications.

We are asking that:

1. The City of Langford delay first reading of the proposed rezoning of 950 Worrall Dr. and 804 Latoria, until more public review and consultation can take place. We need to better understand the implications of this unique, radical zoning change and the potential impact on the sensitive ecosystems and species at risk in the parcels.

2. The City of Langford amend the proposal to require the developer to leave a large, contiguous portion of forested greenspace as a park. The community has demonstrated that they want more natural, undeveloped greenspace in the South Langford - alongside other amenities like affordable housing and schools. We don't need to choose. 

3. The Sooke School District (SD62) delay signing any land deal until these other conditions are met. Our growing region needs more schools, but not at the price of overdevelopment. SD62 should make sure that they get a deal that's good for everyone in the community, for the environment and for the future. 

For more information on this proposal and other ways you can take action, visit http://cslsd.ca/


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