The CCA has submitted a review of the development plans presented by Large and Co. for the subject addresses. The proposal may be examined on the Saanich website on this page; search for the street address number. Specific documents provided by the developer may be viewed using these links:
The Saanich Director of Planning on April 14, 2020, recommended the application be approved by Council. A petition from residents forwarded by the CCA at that time was summarized as: “Primary concerns stated in the petition are related to the opposed density and increased traffic on Cedar Hill Road.”
As the CCA letter notes,
The concerns raised by the community are regarding compatibility to the neighbourhood, privacy, and particularly the impact of the retaining walls. The Planners and the Advisory Design Panel reports include the following comments:
Construction of the retaining walls has the potential to create an unfriendly interface with the adjacent properties and impact trees located close to the proposed wall.
Construction of the retaining walls has the potential to impact trees on the adjacent properties.
Leveling of the lot takes away from the neighbourhood esthetics.Letter from CCA to Saanich planners re: 3281 Cedar Hill Road, DPR00737/REZ00624, dated June 5, 2020.
The CCA letter concludes
We request Council to either reject the project as presented or request the applicant to redesign the application to address the impacts as suggested.
The Camosun Community Association supports the site as a suitable infill location. But does not support the application as proposed.Letter from CCA to Saanich planners re: 3281 Cedar Hill Road, DPR00737/REZ00624, dated June 5, 2020.