LETTERS: Volume of construction


What is the statute of limitations on noise pollution?


What is the statute of limitations on noise pollution?

It has been 10 years, and I am still listening to the sound of construction in my neighbourhood.

Where is the peace on a Saturday morning, when thoughtless builders start tossing lumber at 7:20 a.m.?

The City of Surrey’s noise bylaw needs revising. It is pro-development and does not care about the quality of life for residents. The hours of construction are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. six days a week. Therefore Sunday is the only day this entire summer that I can hear the birds in the morning or sit on my deck with a coffee.

I try to be away from my home as much as possible, which is sad when the weather is so nice. Not only is there construction noise but loud music blasting all afternoon, too.

I could move, but currently in South Surrey there is nowhere to go. Almost every neighbourhood is tearing down perfectly good homes and the construction is rampant.

What a strange time to live in, where spec developers buy up decent homes and rip them down so they can make big money, then only the wealthy few can purchase. Our landfills are full and this is wasteful.

It probably won’t end for another 10 or 20 years, when every house built in the ’70s and up is levelled and giant McMansions sit in their place.

Caroline McCue-Davies, Surrey



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