How many times must we go round and round the Mulberry Bush with this issue when the general consensus from the population of Tsawwassen going back 20-plus years is to vehemently reject every development proposal for the Southlands.
Well, here we go again after the initial planning submission was presented to mayor and council last Monday.
What was so objectionable was how vague the presenters were about phases two and three, and the only positive aspect of Phase I was that 80 per cent of the land would be retained as farmland.
In total, 950 housing units are to be built, Century Group claiming this would increase local traffic by 11 per cent. It would appear this figure did not include the additional traffic from the Tsawwassen Springs development and the proposed condo development at the old Southpointe Academy site.
And that doesn't take into account the countless truck movements bringing in necessary fill to upgrade the land for building.
As Sean Hodgins stated, development is market driven. One needs to ask is there a market for this type of development in Tsawwassen considering what is currently in the works and what is planned in the short term?