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Golf course clears another hurdle for clubhouse addition

The existing clubhouse is already within the Fraser Sewerage Area, but regional district approval for a larger clubhouse was still required
The owner originally submitted an application for a new clubhouse in 2017 but later submitted a revised version.

An East Ladner golf course has cleared another hurdle in its attempt to build a major new addition.

Metro Vancouver's Liquid Waste Committee recently endorsed an application by the City of Delta on behalf of the Sunshine Woods Golf Course on 64th Avenue to tear down an existing clubhouse and construct a new 8,880-square-foot replacement.

Delta council gave preliminary approval for the application in 2020.

The course is located in the Agricultural Land Reserve, so a non-farm use approval from the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) was required.

The ALC gave its approval in May 2021, but other approvals were still required.

The applicant is also required to see if the existing private sanitary servicing system, which is connected to the Metro Vancouver system, is compatible.

The Metro board of directors recently agreed the application is consistent with the provisions of Metro 2040 and referred the application Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District for technical consideration.

A Metro staff report notes that a Liquid Waste Services technical review indicated there would be no material financial impact on the Fraser Sewerage Area and negligible additional impact to the regional sewerage system.

The golf course is also proposing to reduce the minimum number of required parking spaces for the site from 164 spaces to 144 spaces.

The course is located across the street from a farm property where the owner is applying to amend the Official Community Plan to build a cold storage warehouse and food processing facility.