Developer to re-submit this week

Qualicum Beach's proposed Ravensbourne Lane Business Park may have a different look

The development consultant for owners of land near the Qualicum Beach Airport says he will have an amended plan for Ravensbourne Lane Business Park to the town by the end of this week.

Bob Colclough told The NEWS on Wednesday the need for changes has arisen because Don Brown, one of the owners of the three parcels of land slated to be part of the development, has written the town saying he no longer wants to be part of the plan.

“He (Brown) has had a change of heart and he wants to withdraw from the process, which is his perogative,” Colclough said from his Lantzville home. “But I don’t think it changes anything. The other two owners want to proceed.”

Colclough said he plans to re-submit to the town by the end of the week. He’s hopeful he will hear from the town about a new zone by the end of next week and another public information meeting could come in two weeks.

Colclough said the nature of any development, the types of business that would go on the land, would come from a list provided by the Chartwell Residents’ Association, a list Colclough  said was more extensive than one he could have produced.

Town of Qualicum Beach director of planning Luke Sales confirmed this week things have changed in regards to the Ravensbourne development.

“The owner (Brown) has stated that he doesn’t have any intention of developing his property,” said Sales. “We are waiting for a new letter of authotization or a change in plans.”

Colclough said despite the fact Brown’s property and residence is in the middle of the three parcels of land in question, the multi-phase nature of the plan means much can go ahead without that parcel involved.