Regional District CAO responds to developer’s lawsuit
Comox Valley Regional District Chief Administrative Officers Russell Dyson issued a statement today, Dec. 27, in response to a petition by 3L Developments Inc. to Supreme Court of British Columbia
Earlier this year, the CVRD board rejected an application by 3L to amend the Regional Growth Strategy to allow a large subdivision in the Puntledge Triangle. The development company then challenged that decision in a court filing, just days before the Oct. 20 municipal elections.
Today, Dyson issued the following statement:
“On October 17, 2018, 3L Developments Inc. filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking court orders to set aside the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) denial of the 3L’s application to amend the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS).
“Our lawyer has advised us to limit our comments on this matter while it is before the court, but we do want to make it clear that the CVRD considered 3L’s application to amend the RGS in a fair, open and transparent process. We followed all requirements set out in Provincial legislation, CVRD bylaws and policies and met the Court’s expectations from previous decisions regarding 3L’s proposal.
“Amending the RGS is a serious undertaking.
“The RGS is a regional planning framework that guides growth and development and protects the environment, health and livability in the CVRD for all citizens.
“We fully consulted with the public and 3L during this process. We kept 3L informed and respected their interest, processing their application in a timely manner.
“The documents below are the same as those filed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia on December 21, 2018 and be found on our website at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/3l
“· Response to Petition – filed
“· Affidavit #1 of James Andrew Warren – filed
“· Affidavit #2 of James Andrew Warren – filed
“· Affidavit of Russell Dyson – filed
“· Affidavit of Alana Mullaly – filed
“· Affidavit of Edwin Grieve – filed
“· Affidavit of Curtis Scoville – filed”
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