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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Letter: Like it or not, site plans should be public
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

This is in response to my neighbour Jason Chesworth’s letter, “Public site plan is for a private home,” in the April 11 edition of The Lake Report.

All addresses are public information. You could find them in a phone book. Real estate ads publish pictures with home addresses. Google them. Look one up on Canada411.ca.

You identify a property by using an address. Your point about the address makes no sense. I did not include the name of the owners.

The reason I asked for a copy of  the site plan in the first place was to see if the proposed new house adjacent to our backyard would have any effect on our property or our daughter’s property next door.

The owners of the property refused to meet with us or give us a copy of the site plan to review.

Thus we went to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which also refused to provide a copy.

As well, the town refuses to answer my question: What private and personal information is included on a site plan?

Kip Voege

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