As a former resident of Surrey and a current Langley Township resident, I have watched the systematic (or random) destruction of agriculture for the almighty developer. While I don’t like scraping the land clear for developing, I concede it’s inevitable as municipalities grow.
But Surrey Coun. Tom Gill is going too far with his new proposal. At risk is one of the city’s true natural gems – the Little Campbell River – for not a school, or even housing… but for a large truck parking lot. So every old dump truck can sit there and leak oil and fluids and kill any and all habitat that lives around it.
Gill is trying to push it through fast because of “need” as he calls it. I call it rushing a horrible idea before anyone notices.