Residents in the City of North Van have questioned many of the policies regarding public hearings and transparency (back room dealings, developer funding) for years – this ruling is very welcome to us.
This court decision could be a game changer in Vancouver and British Columbia.
Further to our story yesterday (Yaletown residents win case against City of Vancouver about secret land swap 508 Helmcken: BC Supreme Court), the Community Association of New Yaletown has published an article with commentary, links, questions and answer. It is recommended reading:
Supreme Court: Vancouver Development Process Unfair, Illegal: Court Quashes Rezoning & Land Swap in New Yaletown
A couple excerpts we wish to highlight regarding citywide implications for all citizens:
- In a decision that may have impact far beyond New Yaletown, Justice MacEwan also ruled that contrary to common practice in Vancouver, a property may not be rezoned to conflict with the City’s own Official Development Plan (ODP) for the area.
- …It is CANY’s hope that this ruling will change the…
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