Woodstock city council denied an application for a zoning change that would have allowed a cannabis production facility to open in the city’s east end.
Citing a lack of information from the applicant and concerns about the facility’s potential impact on nearby businesses, councillors rejected the request from Dillege Properties Ltd. to change the zoning for 201 Bysham Park Dr.
Coun. Ron Fraser said he was concerned about the lack of information from the company and the proximity of nearby homes and businesses to the site.
He pointed out when Willow Cultivation made a presentation to council last year for a similar facility, it included engineering schematics for their ventilation system and information on security. The company also worked with staff to choose the best location, he said.
“I was quite satisfied with theirs. We have received next to no information on the pharmaceutical purpose on this property, I can’t see it be approved at this time.”