Pemberton Council supported the Temporary Use Permit for the Pemberton Music Festival in this week’s Council meeting.

Although the permit can’t be officially approved until Council hears back from the Agricultural Land Commission, they have put their weight behind it for the next three years.

A Special Event Licence will also be required by festival organizers. The permit requirement is in place to make sure certain conditions to mitigate social and environmental impacts are adhered too.

The Mayor of Pemberton Mike Richman says issues such as cycling and pedestrian safety as well as opportunities for local businesses were raised by residents during the Council meeting. He says; “Those items where either addressed through the Temporary Use Permit as a condition, or will be pushed to the Special Event Licence to make sure we can control those.”

Mayor Richman says the economic benefits of the festival are “pretty undeniable”.

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