Construction of a new house on Eagle Head Beach has been stopped after the Region of Queens cancelled the development permits.
Mayor Darlene Norman says the region is acting on advice from their lawyer.
“We were advised by our legal counsel to revoke the development permit. That is all I can say about that matter,” said Norman. “When it is resolved, then I can say some more.”
Area residents have been vocal in their opposition to the controversial project since crews began breaking ground. They’ve raised concerned about the environmental impact of developing so close to the beach and restricting access to public pathways.
In a short few weeks, the group has organized a grassroots letter writing campaign to government officials, shared information via their Protecting Eagle Head Beach Facebook page and have told their story to media. Just last week the owner and excavating contractor were fined close to $2,000 by the Department of Environment and Climate Change for changing a watercourse without approval.
There’s no word yet if the owner plans to continue trying to build on the site.
Reported by Ed Halverson
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