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Controversial Land Swap In South Quesnel Now Dead

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The people spoke and Quesnel City Council has listened when it comes to a contentious land swap proposal in the South Hills area.
Due to public feedback at a meeting at Dragon Lake elementary school last month, Tanya Turner, the Director of Development Services, suggested that Council terminate the proposal.
Council obliged unanimously voting down a zoning amendment and a change to the Official Community Plan.
The proposed deal would have seen Council trade a portion of green space set aside for a park for some wetlands on Dragon Lake.
The idea was that half of the green space would still have been developed into a park and the wetlands could than also be protected from development.
135 people attended last month’s public meeting and 67 of the 77 people who filled out an exit questionnaire indicated that they didn’t want to give up any of the green space.
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