Sechelt’s Planning and Development Committee meeting was standing room only as people waited patiently for councillors to discuss the Trellis application for the proposed 128-bed long-term care facility.
Despite Trellis’ request to remove their application from the meeting’s agenda, the item was discussed anyway.
Chair of the Committee Councillor Mike Shanks says the Silverstone has been on people’s minds for a considerable period of time so councillors felt it needed to be dealt with.
The committee will be recommending Sechelt council to allow their staff to draft up an Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw to develop policies for long-term care facilities.
Two other recommendations by Sechelt’s Interim Community Planner were rejected by the committee.
One recommendation was to draft a bylaw to create a new Comprehensive Development Zone to support the proposed facility by Trellis.
The other was to change the future land use designation of the proposed location by Trellis, in West Sechelt from Multifamily/Mixed Residential to Civic and Institutional and Utilities.
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