A campground has been approved for Eaglepoint Golf Resort.
Council voted at a public hearing on Tuesday night to allow the property at 8888 Barnhartvale Rd. to be rezoned, paving the way for up to 70 campsites to be built between the 17th and 18th holes.
The 68-hectare property was subdivided into three lots in 1996 for future resort accommodation. A covenant was put in place to allow strata subleases, though that does not meet the intent of a campground.
Barnhartvale residents who turned up for the hearing voiced concern about additional traffic on Barnhartvale Road and wanted the developer to front money for upgrades to city infrastructure in the area.
One resident suggested regulations to allow the campground to operate when the golf course is open.
“This describes not a campground, but a trailer park,” Hope Rogers said.
City staff said campers would be allowed to stay for a maximum of six months.
Coun. Denis Walsh noted a campground near the BC Wildlife Park operates under the same rules.
“We have this rule, but it’s not being followed,” he said.
Staff said that comes down to enforcement — which is based on complaints — noting it would be difficult to set rules based on when a golf course is open because they can open at different times each year.