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



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Parallel crises: How COVID-19 has exacerbated the drug overdose emergency

Part 1: Surrey, White Rock officials say isolation, CERB, contributing to crisis

Pubs accused of ‘negligently’ serving alcohol before Surrey traffic crash

The case concerns an Aug. 2, 2015 single-vehicle crash

Surrey mayor says Newton needs more recreation facilities

Surrey council has approved the “Stage 2 Final Report” of the Newton Town Centre Plan

Surrey city staff hears restricting recovery homes to six clients won’t cut it

Corporate report notes there are more recovery homes in Surrey than in every other community in B.C. combined

Gravestones repaired at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Restoration now complete on seven pioneer grave markers vandalized in April

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Missing Fraser Valley man’s car found in Harrison

Michael Denham has been missing since June 27

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Most Read

l -->