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Community group fails to stop North Saanich, BC renovation

Another case of a project running into a roadblock after a legal permit was issued

August 4, 2017
By Steve Payne

The Supreme Court of BC has ruled that a renovation project in North Saanich, just north of Victoria, can continue after a local residents’ association tried to shut it down.

The project in the Dean Park Estate area of the community was legally permitted and approved by the city. But a group calling itself the Dean Park Estate Community Association (DPECA) said that it had the authority to disapprove any construction activities that involved additions or expansions of existing properties.

This in spite of a membership in this group that was reported to be less than 20 per cent of the 780 homeowners.

The court ruled that DPECA has no legal right to terminate any such project. For the full story see here.