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by John Gracey last update:Jun 9, 2008

The project has faced fierce opposition from local residents who claim the project is too dense for their rural area.

Central Saanich, BC

RCD Research Reporter

A Vancouver Island flower farmer is getting into the land-development business.

Daffodil farmer Ryan Vantreight has applied to local authorities to construct a residential community on his farm land that would include approximately 31 single family lots, 92 town homes, and 141 condominium units.

Vantreight is committed to sustainable design features, such as recycling sewage and farm waste between the farm and the houses to irrigate the daffodils.

However, the project has faced fierce opposition from local residents, who claim that the project is too dense for their rural area.

The initial plan was rejected by the municipal council in January of this year. However, Vantreight vows to re-apply with a revised concept.

Broadmead Planning is the prime consultant for the $150 million project. However, architects have not been retained and a construction schedule will depend on the approval process.

last update:Jun 9, 2008

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