I read with interest both Y. B. Douglas’ letter about Oak Bay being carved up by greedy developers, and the responses from Coun. Herbert and Doug Lee.
I live in the area that Douglas refers to and it seems to all be a matter of semantics. On Cadboro Bay Road, near Uplands Road, there has been a “lot division” – there is currently another one on Uplands Road. Whether they are called “subdivisions” or “double lots,” what Douglas is clearly concerned about is the density issue in Oak Bay. Douglas simply chose a word that is more common parlance than Mr. Lee would have liked.
When you look at other areas of Oak Bay where this is happening – Runnymede, Beach Drive, Foul Bay – I can assure you and Mr. Lee there are many people in this community concerned with such “lot-divisions” and their impact on Oak Bay.
I note with amusement, that Mr. Lee requests the News not provide a platform to certain people. Should that apply, Mr. Lee, to architects who thrive on such development?