Uplands character not being protected

The Uplands Design Guidelines are not being meaningfully applied to any Uplands redevelopment project.

I am responding to your feature article in the HomeFinder section of the Oak Bay News (Legislative act assures Uplands’ character, Sept. 5).

Having lived in the Uplands for many years and experienced first hand the reality of the ongoing redevelopment, it is hard to swallow the misleading propaganda contained in your article.

Neither the Oak Bay Special Powers Protection Act nor the Uplands Design Guidelines are being meaningfully applied to any Uplands redevelopment project.

The ongoing construction next door to us (which I encourage the editor to view from every angle) is only one glaring example of this.

Both the Oak Bay council and the Advisory Design Panel in particular, are jointly responsible for this regrettable situation.

It is bad enough that the Advisory Design Panel continues to abuse its privileged mandate.

It is offensive and insulting when it chooses to openly boast about it in the media.

Paul Worsley

Oak Bay

 

 

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