Metro Vancouver staff tell politicians to say “no” to Southlands proposal

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Local politicians are set to vote this week on the controversial proposal to develop Delta’s Southlands.

Staff at Metro Vancouver want them to say no, which would end the entire proposal.

The regional district’s staff have prepared a report after politicians heard presentations and public feedback.

They recommend board members kill the proposal because it conflicts with too many of the region’s goals.

Staff say it would mean a loss of farmland, possible increased pressure from developers, and a mvoe away from sustainable transportation.

Delta resident Dana Maslovat has long opposed Southlands.

He says, “I actually think Metro has been able to remove some of the biases and actually come up with a much clearer picture of what a lot of the pitfalls are that Delta has largely ignored.”

Delta last fall approved the proposal, which would see 950 homes built.

Photo by Anne Murray

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