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Soliciting written comments on sale of Crown land in Nelson

By Contributor
August 5th, 2011

The following is a request from the Save Red Sands Beach group on the potential sale of Crown waterfront land to the Nelson Landing developer:

We are protecting Nelson’s waterfront parkland.

We, the people of BC, currently own three acres of Crown land on the eastern waterfront of the City of Nelson. We believe this land:

  1. should not be sold to a private developer. (We want the Crown land to remain public property and to continue to be zoned as P2 – park and open space.)
  2. should be remediated in order to protect the environment.

Recently, FrontCounter BC has accepted an application made by the Nelson Landing Development Corporation Ltd. (applicant: David Sorensen of Bowen Island on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation – Leading to a Crown Grant.

Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Natural Resource Officer at FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1, or email to AuthorizingAgency.Cranbroo​ .

Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until Aug. 18. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date.

Be advised that any response will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office in Cranbrook, BC. 


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