In reply to “Putting up with monster houses,” (Letters, The Leader, Feb. 5), I too have watched how North Surrey has slowly turned from a suburb of lovely family homes into monster houses that would have been better zoned duplexes and triplexes.
What happened to the classic rancher and the slightly larger split level, the types of homes that are perfect for small families, couples or single people who just want a small home to call their own?
These monster houses are shutting many people out of the market and not everyone wants to live in a condo or a townhouse.
And who is going to buy these huge homes that are now appearing on the market for resale, most of which have anywhere from five to eight bedrooms and three to five bathrooms with one or two suites?
Surrey council, it is time you pulled your head out of the sand on this issue and started making some hard and fast rules in regards to these mega houses and those decisions need to reflect the wishes of all the people who live here.