West Bench, Faulder, Okanagan Lake West
What is driving this sudden need to review the OCP and consider options to destroy West Bench? A plan exists, bylaws exist, zoning exists, so why is this even an issue? There are many areas designated for industrial use in Penticton already. Why take a pleasant rural area like West Bench and ruin it? The notion that it is some kind of "job creating" change by allowing industrial use is a red herring. I rather suspect the "industrialists" simply see it as a cheaper way to run their business. Most people bought here understanding the zoning restrictions, and bought based on those bylaws. If the "industrialists" don't like the zoning rules, move. A change to allow industrial use will drive down property values. Who is paying the compensation for that to those that settled here for the lifestyle?
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