LETTER: Delbrook project still too oversized

Dear editor:

Your Oct. 30 story on the proposed Delbrook lands development [Mixed Reaction Towards Four-Storey Project at Public Hearing, by reporter Jeremy Shepherd] identifies me as a frequent critic of the proposal rather than as a frequent critic of council.

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I am fully supportive of seniors' respite care and affordable housing being developed on this site, but I am opposed to council ignoring the policies of the official community plan by permitting an oversized building on the site.

The OCP was developed in consultation with 5,000 district residents and contains principles, goals and policies that were intended to guide the management of growth in the district.

If council is going to adopt the practice of exempting projects from the constraints of policy then there is no policy; and without policy there is no plan, and council becomes just a facilitator of growth rather than a manager of growth.

James Gill
North Vancouver

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