Opinion

Seeing both sides of: Echo Heights 20% plan

The case for

Opponents to what North Cowichan has planned for Echo Heights forest make it sound like an entire eco-system is being wiped out.

What is actually happening is 80% of a stand of nice, but rather ordinary piece of wooded land is being protected from development, while the rest is being turned into homes to pay for improvements elsewhere in the community.

Isn’t that a great compromise?

 

The case against

Echo Heights is not about compromise; it is about listening to the wishes of the community.

We’ve yet to hear any significant lobby standing up and asking North Cowichan to sacrifice that chunk of land to pay for development in Chemainus.

We’ve heard many, many people asking that all that land be set aside and protected.

Isn’t listening to the public council’s job?

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