By Chris Lewis | July 22, 2021
A new cul-de-sac in Paradise is officially a go.
Initially brought forward to the council chambers in mid-June, the development slated for Karwood Drive got its final approval during the July 5 council meeting.
Back in June, the 22-lot street was in need of some final details to be ironed out, including a development permit and excavation permit.
On July 5, councillor Patrick Martin the Planning and Protective Services committee was recommending approval of the project. His motion met with unanimous approval by council.
Martin said he was pleased to see the development get the go ahead.
“It’s going to clean up the area significantly,” he said. “The developer is going to install some privacy fencing along Karwood and Goldfinch Drive, so that’ll be a plus for the residents in the neighbourhood.”
Among the conditions outlined for the developer is a requirement that, if blasting is to occur in the area, the Town must receive a 24-hour notice.
Martin questioned whether this means the Town would have to then pass that information along to residents. If so, he feared the time frame would be too short.
The town’s director of planning and protective services, Alton Glenn, said the Town has been sending such things along to its communications department, which then alerts residents of such activities.
“That comes from the developer to us, and we’re able to put something out there,” Glenn said.
There was no mention as to when the work will be completed.