Neighbours of a proposed nine-home development off the north end of Quadra Street are calling on Saanich to rescind subdivision approval to save an established Garry oak ecosystem on the largely undeveloped property.
Municipal staff estimate at least 36 trees and likely more will be removed to make way for the development. “The community came together because Garry oak ecosystems are rare — there’s not a lot of them left that are intact,” area resident Kate Hamm said Friday.
Haji Charania, president of the North Quadra Community Association, suggested a proposal with fewer houses would be more suitable for the site.
People are more aware of the impact of the loss of Garry oak trees these days. “You can never get it back.”
Charania is also concerned about increased traffic in the neighbourhood, with two nearby schools, Lake Hill Elementary and St. Margaret’s School.
i'm sure the traffic from those 9 houses will be hell in that area.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 October 2020 - 02:09 PM.