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Lark let down by Banks vote

Lark Group, the company behind the proposed housing complex on Banks Crescent in Summerland that was rejected by council on Tuesday night, has spoken out about its disappointment on that decision.

In a two-paragraph statement, senior vice president Kirk Fisher said Lark felt strongly the 424-unit development would have benefited Summerland.

The project, Fisher said, would have helped the community by "bringing hundreds of local jobs, boosting the District’s economy with infrastructure investments and ongoing revenue stream, and providing much needed housing for seniors."

He added, "it is unfortunate that the few, loud vocal residents who are opposed to the project drowned out the silent majority of Summerland residents who are in favour."

Fisher implied in his statement that Lark will look for chances to develop elsewhere in Summerland. 

"We hope to have an opportunity to be a valued member of the community in the future, and be able to contribute to the survival of Summerland.”

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