“Heritage” Island proposed land exchange
The Ministry of Natural Resource Operations (MNRO, formerly Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB)) has received an application - originally in June 2008 - for an exchange of the 63 ac “Heritage” Island with a 44.4 ac piece of Crown Land on the southern lake shore, east of the Bridge Lake Ice Caves and to the west of the Greenall Road subdivision. The details of this application were outlined by the proponent in a letter to the Friends of Bridge Lake that you can read here.
The pros and cons of the proposal have been hotly discussed amongst Bridge Lake residents, both permanent and seasonal. The following information is presented as impartially as possible. These are the major issues that we have identified:
Crown Reserve (UREP)
To-date, the CRD has not yet received an application to rezone the 18 ha Crown Land lot from “Resource Area (RA)” to “Lakefront Residential (RL)”. Once it is filed with the CRD Planning department, we will provide you with a copy of this application here.
Should the CRD Board of Directors approve the rezoning in the 1st and 2nd reading, there will be a Public Hearing before the 3rd hearing, whereby interested residents could voice their views and possibly influence the CRD’s approval decisions.