Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans, but the municipality is appealing. (File photo)

Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans, but the municipality is appealing. (File photo)

North Cowichan appealing BC Supreme Court decision regarding motorsport circuit

Court ruled the municipality did not explain its reason for denying a Phase Two expansion

The Municipality of North Cowichan has instructed legal counsel to appeal a BC Supreme Court decision pertaining to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.

North Cowichan had 30 days from Nov. 6 when the court ordered council to reconsider its decision to deny the VIMC a development permit for its proposed Phase Two expansion.

Related: Court quashes North Cowichan’s decision to deny expansion at VIMC

The court concluded council’s denial of the development permit application was unreasonable. The ruling noted council did not explain its departure from the previous determination made by the municipality that the use complied with the zoning bylaw when it issued the development permit for Phase One of the VIMC facility.

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