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A proposal in Electoral Area A to amend the Official Community Plan and zoning designations of multiple properties known as the Galloway Lands has advanced through the third reading stage of the bylaw amendment process.

“I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who participated in the process, whether it was in conversations with Directors, through written submissions or participation in the two nights of public hearing earlier this month,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. “It was clear from the thoughtful discussion during Friday’s board meeting that Directors have spent considerable time listening, going through information and considering all points of view in helping inform their position. And, while there were a range of opinions around the table, it was good to see our board demonstrate such respect for one another in spite of differing views.”

The Board voted 9-6 in favour of giving third reading to Bylaws 3213 and 3214. Bylaw 3214 will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval under section 52 of the Transportation Act. If Ministry approval is granted, the Development Agreement proposed by the applicant must then be registered on the title of the lands subject to the bylaws. Once confirmation of the registration of the Development Agreement has been received, both Bylaws will come back before the RDEK Board for adoption.

The proposal aims to permit increased residential development and creation of a conservation / recreation parcel on private properties adjacent to Fernie Alpine Resort.

The RDEK Board approved third reading on the bylaws at it’s May Board Meeting on Friday.

Read more about the Galloway Lands here.

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