Langford council news in brief

From land-use agreements to speed limit changes and more were approved by council this week

Walkway land-use agreements renewed

Property owners whose land encroaches upon an undeveloped City of Langford walkway had the renewal of their five-year agreements to use the path approved by council on Monday.

The owners of 993 Goldstream Ave. and 2816 Sybronden Lane originally entered into a highway encroachment agreement with the City in 1996 to use the walkway between Goldstream Avenue and Sybronden Road.

At that time, the City installed a fence at either end of the walkway and the land has since been used by the adjacent owners.

The land owners also have been responsible for maintenance and liability, which helps reduce the City’s costs.

Langford’s parks department also confirmed the walkway is not currently needed, as there are two established connections to the neighbourhood in close proximity.

Speed limit change a go on Leigh Road

A 40 km/h speed limit was adopted for Leigh Road from Costin Avenue, south of Goldstream Avenue, through the intersection and to the ambulance station north of Goldstream Avenue.

The new bylaw also includes an amendment to remove the 30 km/h speed zone on McCallum Road from Florence Lake Road up to 1010 McCallum Rd.

Variance granted for apartment block

Developers looking to build a four-storey, 14-unit apartment building at 2781 Strathmore Rd. had a development variance permit granted by council on Monday.

The zoning bylaw variance reduces the rear yard setback from the required 7.5 metres to 2.7m and 2m from the end of balconies.

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