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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

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An aerial view of the former Royal Oak Golf Course. The nine-hole course closed in 2016 and was sold in 2017. The current owners have submitted an application to the District of Saanich to remove the golf course lands from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Royal Oak Golf Course eyed for Agricultural Land Reserve exclusion, development
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Following its 2016 closure and subsequent sale in 2017, the nearly 30-acre Royal Oak Golf Course could soon be slated for redevelopment, according to documents filed with the District of Saanich.

Owner 1122590 B.C. Ltd has applied before the municipality to exclude a significant portion of the former golf course lands currently under the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in order to "facilitate future development," although the proponent has yet to provide concept plans for how it plans to shape the property if its removal request is approved. [Full article]
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#2 MarkoJ

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:43 AM

Golf is a dying sport. This makes sense.


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#3 lanforod

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's the traditional full 18 hole course type play that is dying. We actually need more 9 hole public executive courses and driving ranges here, not less - popularity of those is growing.



#4 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Golf is a dying sport. This makes sense.

 

That's not quite accurate.


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#5 GaryOak

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

We don't need more sprawl, we need more hight.

#6 jonny

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

We don't need more sprawl, we need more hight.

 

Why? Broadmead and Bear Mountain are quite lovely. People love living in those types of neighbourhoods. I think we need more of all types of housing. We shouldn't be so discriminatory. 


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#7 RFS

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

We definitely need more sprawl. Many people/families want a house. The only way thats going to be affordable for the majority of new buyers is sprawl
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#8 gstc84

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

Link to the full article doesn't work.

 

What was a golf course doing in the ALR to begin with?



#9 Mike K.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Fixed! Thank you.

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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

Link to the full article doesn't work.

 

What was a golf course doing in the ALR to begin with?

 

I think they most all are.  Certainly Victoria, Armore and Uplands are.


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#11 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Link to the full article doesn't work.

 

What was a golf course doing in the ALR to begin with?

 

Golf courses are not a permitted ALR use since 1992, but any of the golf courses approved by the ALC prior to that change are grandfathered. There are golf courses in the ALR throughout the province.


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#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:44 PM

Here we go, local map and ALR map...

 

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#13 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:59 PM

Interesting to note that the garden centre is ALR!



#14 pikabu

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

https://www.vicnews....or-alr-removal/



#15 lanforod

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

I suspect it will not be successful.



#16 tjv

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

If its not successful then the new owners should bring in 10,000 hog and start farming!  Hope the neighbours don't mind wearing gas masks 24/7 and watch the value of their houses plummet to $1

 

I'd also add maybe 1000 chickens with a bunch of roosters.  Those babies nearly couch out a lung reminding everyone its 4am

 

After all they bought next to ALR land!


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#17 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

one suspects that’s the plan.

#18 tjv

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:33 AM

^so then why are people fighting taking it out of the ALR?



#19 spanky123

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:34 AM

one suspects that’s the plan.

 

I doubt that is the plan. When you are an established local developer you need to think big picture. 



#20 tjv

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

^who is the established local developer, I have no idea who 1122590 B.C. Ltd is



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