Saanichton, BC - A settlement has been reached between the District of Central Saanich and Stanhope Dairy Farm, Foundation Organics, and the Rendles, ending an ongoing legal case concerning the property’s non compliance with the District's land use bylaw.
Central Saanich council and staff heard from a great deal of residents over the past number of years with concerns about industrial traffic and noise. Community members have also been impacted by the odour emanating from a composting facility constructed on the property.
“The community’s concerns and our investigations demonstrated there were problems with the operation,” says Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor. “We’re satisfied with settlement on this matter.”
Some of the main terms of the consent order can be summarized as follows:
- The Defendants will not import any food waste to the property.
- The Defendants will not import any construction or demolition waste to the property.
- The Defendants will cease the sale and advertising of “compost” or “composted” products and will only sell or advertise for sale “manure” or “aged manure” produced from the property;
In addition, there is a limit on the amount of wood waste that can be imported to the property annually and a requirement that it be used as animal bedding, and a limit on the amount of bulk manure or aged manure that can be sold from the property annually.
For further information, please contact:
Patrick Robins, Chief Administrative Officer