Letters to the Editor

New community plan in Brookswood and Fernridge must respect the existing environment

Editor: Re: K. Taylor’s letter in The Times, (April 8).

K. Taylor describes Fernridge as a “blank slate,” ripe for high-density development. Developers and land speculators are too blinded by dollar signs to see the havoc they would wreak on existing neighbours, and established communities.

They can’t see the ongoing destruction of one of the last urban forests in the Lower Mainland, and they don’t appreciate that they would be paving over a vast underground lake and source of municipal drinking water, just a few metres below their feet.  We need a new plan that respects what we have.

“Blank slate” indeed.

Al French,

Langley

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