If you live in a house, you don't want your Council approving a monster house in your neighborhood. A normal house should only be allowed to be upgraded to a duplex or to a normal house with a coach house or a normal house with a basement suite.
This gives us a reasonable amount of growth to create some affordability. Our Council can never approve a duplex to build a basement suite and/or a coach house.
If you've bought an expensive strata unit, you don't want Council changing the Official Community Plan to allow a huge tower right next to you.
If amalgamation is pursued, the combining of our OCPs will allow us to coordinate, Marine Drive as a prime example.