I'm having trouble seeing. No, it's not my eyesight, it's my ever increasing lack of sights to see.
The nature of the housing has been changing on Port Moody's north shore in recent years.
Larger and view impeding housing with flat top roofs that act as walls are proliferating. Houses are being built with little or no concern for the neighbours behind them or besides them.
The eight-metre height of a flat top house has a far greater visual impact on its surroundings than does a pitched roof. Variances are allowing houses to take up greater heights and proportions of lots.
When neighbours receive a notice of variation I doubt they understand the practical ramifications.
The council and the building inspectors need to ask themselves how they would feel about someone erecting an eight-metre high wall in front of their house.
Imagine now several of these houses linked together with increasing footprints in front of your property.
The beauty of living here is our visual and physical connection to Burrard Inlet.
Without it we become just another suburb.
Ian and Christine Wakeling
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