A major hurdle has been cleared for the Sunshine Woods Golf Course in East Ladner to finally build a new, larger clubhouse.
Council on Monday (June 13) approved a staff recommendation to give permission under a sewer area extension and enlargement bylaw to permit greater flow.
An engineering analysis found the golf course’s current pipe, which is connected to the regional sewer system, would be sufficient. Only a new pump is required.
The bylaw amendment will enable the golf course to extend and enlarge the sewer area boundary to encompass the new clubhouse, a requirement prior to the issuance of a development variance permit from the city.
Metro Vancouver's approval is also still required.
Back in December 2020, council gave its blessing for the golf course on 64th Avenue to tear down its existing clubhouse and construct a new 8,880-square-foot replacement.
The course is located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, so a non-farm use approval from the Agricultural Land Commission was required as well. The applicant obtained that approval last year.
The golf course is located across the street from a farm property where the owner has applied to amend the Official Community Plan to build a cold storage warehouse and food processing facility.
Council last month gave preliminary approval for the Delta Fresh application to develop the two properties adjacent to the Highway 91 interchange into the major industrial use.
A lengthy list of conditions must be met prior to a public hearing for that application.