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Porpoise Bay development plan moves forward, but will not be in “urban containment boundary”

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The SSC Properties development proposed for the shores of Sechelt Inlet cleared a big hurdle Wednesday night.

Council followed up a public hearing with two more readings of Official Community Plan changes for the project.

But voted against including it in the so-called “urban containment boundary”.

The would make the huge mixed residential/commercial project eligible for municipal sewer service, and other infrastructure.

Councillor Alice Lutes argued that wouldn’t be fair to other neighbourhoods in the District.

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Mayor Bruce Milne says the issue opens up a wider debate.

If the development clears the rest of the hurdles it would be up to SSC Properties to construct, run, and maintain things like a sewer system.

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