I own a small acreage in South Campbell Heights where I lived for 36 years and where, from my house, I could see blue herons, spawning salmon in the Little Campbell River, and deer in my yard.
Now this lovely rural area of South Surrey is threatened by encroaching industrial development, including a truck parking lot endorsed by councillors and, at the request of the private landowner, without reference to the land-use study.
Given this unique environment, a truck park is an assault on the earth. It will pollute the river, destroy trees and wildlife, and ruin the peaceful rural setting.
Coun. Tom Gill says ‘need’ is the reason for this facility.
This is an outrage. We do not need a parking lot in a paradise. We need countryside with trees, wildlife, clean air and clean water.
We need councillors who will work with citizens to preserve what we have.
Of course we are given the usual assurances: the best use of the land, minimal impact, no damage to the river, the highest environmental standards.
Who believes this stuff?
Agnes Hohn, Vancouver