Supreme Court rules in favor of CVRD in 3L Developments lawsuit
The BC Supreme Court has decided in favor of the Comox Valley Regional District in a lawsuit brought by 3L Developments over amending the Regional Growth Strategy.
Here’s the press release issued by the CVRD this morning.
“The Comox Valley Regional District’s consideration of an application by 3L Developments Inc. to amend the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) was conducted in a fair and balanced way – in good faith and without malice – according to a decision by the BC Supreme Court released August 12, 2019.
“The ruling dismissed 13 claims made against the CVRD by 3L Developments Inc. regarding the management of their application for their proposed ‘Riverwood’ development in Electoral Area C. Costs were awarded to the CVRD.
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“We were clear from the beginning of this process that the proposal by 3L Developments would be considered in a fair, open and transparent process and this validates that commitment,” said Russell Dyson, Chief Administrative Officer, CVRD. “The CVRD respects the time, dedication and thought that was placed by the courts throughout the process.”
“The court’s decision is especially important to the CVRD because it protects the Board’s process for considering an application, obtaining public feedback and decision-making.
“We heard clearly through this process strong community interest in protecting the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), and we remain committed to our responsibility to it in order to ensure the long-term health of our community,” said Dyson. The RGS is a strategic plan that aims to establish a sustainable pattern of population growth and development in the region over a 20-year period.
“For background/history about the amendment process, and to view the Reasons for Judgment, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/3l
The decision will also be posted here in coming days: https://www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/recent_Judgments.aspx
“The Comox Valley Regional Distridct is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.”
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