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REPORTING · 21st December 2015
Walter McFarlane
On Monday, December 14th at a Special Meeting of Kitimat Council, Council saw a presentation by Stuart McFadden on the topic of a Development Permit for proposed housing development on Kingfisher. He expressed he reviewed the report and would happily accept all of the conditions received from the Planning Department.

“There were three of them, and that was to have a bear resistant refuge storage area, a no build covenant to protect the natural forests on the remainder of the site and a land scape bond to ensure landscaping is well established after the first year of planting,” said McFadden.

Councillor Mario Feldhoff asked him if he was in support of those conditions, the reply was yes. Councillor Rob Goffinet asked why there was a no build covenant. McFadden replied the remainder of the site is to remain forested and they would not build any livable quarters on the site.

Goffinet asked if this was to try and maintain the steep slope in the back. The reply was it was to maintain the integrity of the forested area in the rear. There were also set backs of six metres from the geotechnical report. They are going to place their project back 9 metres within the buildable area.

Feldhoff made a motion to approve the application with the conditions. The motion was called and carried.