The issue at Woodwyn Farms is about land use, the protection of ALR lands and ensuring the safety of publicly occupied buildings within the District. Here is a copy of the Rise and Report from our last Central Saanich Council meeting on Jul 7/14:
"Re: Notice of Civil Claim
On June 30, 2014 in the Supreme Court of B.C. the District of Central Saanich filed a Notice of Civil Claim against Woodwyn Farms and Creating Homefullness Society.
The Notice seeks from the court:
A declaration that the Defendants using the Property for: institutional uses; Commercial uses; Office uses; More than one dwelling unit; Recreational vehicle and mobile home park uses; Assembly uses; and/or Campground uses; are in contravention of the District’s Land Use Bylaw;
A declaration that the use of a barn on the Property as a store and coffee shop is not a farm market under the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation and is not a permitted use in the A-1 zone and is therefore in contravention of the District’s Land Use Bylaw;
A declaration that the use of a barn as a store and coffee shop without a building permit approving this change of occupancy is in contravention of the District’s Building Bylaw No. 147, 2003, and s. 188.8.131.52© of the BC Building Code;
An order requiring the Defendants, and all persons having notice of this order, to permanently cease using the Property for institutional uses, commercial uses, office uses, more than two dwelling unit, recreational vehicle and mobile home park uses, assembly uses, and campground uses;
An order requiring the Defendants to clear all the Canada thistle on the property on an annual basis before the Canada thistle goes to seed, and in any event no later than June 30.
We are not aware as of today’s date that the Defendant’s have responded to this claim."
This statement can be viewed on the District website:http://www.centralsa...t July 2014.pdf