PEI

Chemical factory wins apartment ruling

A Charlottetown chemical factory has won a small victory in its battle against apartment buildings going up on property next to it.
The road runs alongside some of the chemical plant's storage tanks. (CBC)

A Charlottetown chemical factory has won a small victory in its battle against apartment buildings going up on property next to it.

The Supreme Court of P.E.I. ruled Friday the province overstepped its authority when it built an access road for the apartments.

There is already one apartment building on Nicholas Lane, and more are planned. The access road runs right by storage tanks for the BioVectra chemical plant. The court ruled the province kept BioVectra in the dark about construction of Nicholas Lane.

Provincial transportation officials say they will review the decision, and a new access road may have to be built. The road will stay open in the meantime so that residents can get in and out, and to allow access for emergency vehicles.

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