My office has received a request from a rural land owner for a subdivision of land that would result in 18 lots each about 1 acre in size. These proposed lots would enlarge an existing rural settllement center. Azoning amendment will be required to change the zoning from an agricultural zone to an urban residential zone.
The problem is that these proposed lots are immediately adjacent to an in some casses encroach on an existing grass airstrip (owneed an operated by the applicant). We undstand from the applicant that he and several others in the area use the airstrip and the applicant wishes to have the unregistered / uncertified airstrip remain in service despite what our office believes is a clear land use conflict. The Canadian Federal Department of Transport does not have in place any regulations or guidelines governing private (unregistered / non-certified) airstrips and adjacent land uses.
Anybody out there have any minimum setback requrements between residences or residential lots and adjacent private airstrips. NOTE: the airstrip in no way will be used by any of the owners of the residential lots being proposed.