By Meg Olson
Whatcom County Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink has approved a major modification to the plans for the Cottages at Seabright Farm development, allowing two accesses off Pauls Road.
Seabright proposed changing their loop road design with a single access to the u-shaped two-access road in order to eliminate a bridge over a wetland.
In his February 24 decision Bobbink wrote that the proposal had received positive support and endorsement from numerous Point Roberts organizations including the character plan committee and the voters’ and taxpayers’ associations. Community members also spoke at the February 5 public hearing, saying that they felt the proposed changes would “eliminate critical areas impacts, avoid disturbance of the wetland by eliminating the crossing bridge as well as avoiding disturbance of current wildlife corridors and habitat areas.”