Haro Woods rezoning before Saanich council Monday

A rezoning application for Haro Woods is part of land swap between Saanich and the Capital Regional District

A rezoning application for Haro Woods as part of land swap between Saanich and the Capital Regional District is set to come before council on Monday (June 24).

The proposed rezoning, if approved, would put protections on the land to “secure the long-term preservation of the vast majority of lands known as Haro Woods as a nature park,” reads the report to council.

A portion of the current Saanich-owned land is slated to be used by the CRD for sewer infrastructure, with a plan to install an underground attenuation tank that would temporarily hold wastewater to prevent downstream overflows.

The report reads that a long-term plan for Haro Woods, 90 per cent of which will be protected, will be undertaken with residents to determine the best future use of the nature park.

Monday’s committee of the whole is at 7:30 p.m., 770 Vernon Ave.

kslavin@saanichnews.com