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Monday, March 21, 2016

East Hill Zoning Change Application

Revised post March 23rd. Note additional information regarding meeting time.


The Regional district of East Kootenay has received an application for a utility scale solar energy facility from Ross Priest, representing the owners of a 6600 acre property adjacent to the Cranbrook Community Forest.

If approved, the amendment would apply to the entire parcel.  No details are available since the applicants indicate they do not have a specific project in mind.

The application appears to be in conflict with the official Community Plan, which only supports industrial development in the City of Cranbrook and Lumberton.

This item will be discussed at the RDEK Advisory Planning Committee meeting on April 7th  (meeting time to be posted Apr. 1 after 5PM on RDEK website - the RDEK Board Room.   You are able to attend as an observer.  You can also attend the RDEK Board meeting on April 8th at 9 AM in the RDEK Board Room.  If this application is to proceed the Regional District of East Kootenay will hold a public meeting, which will be advertised.

The item is also included in the City of Cranbrook Council meeting of today Monday March 21st.

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