Letter: Take your complaints about planning directly to the Township

Editor: It seems to me that I see more and more criticism of the planning around the Township in your letters section.

Please accept another one.

I remember there were some major land development issues regarding the Township selling big parcels of land around Trinity Western University, and, more recently, the announcement that a new overpass will be built at 216 Street to service this area.

Someone will be getting very rich when this is all done.

Do the development charges that the Township charges when housing is built take into account all the problems that will be apparent when this is in full swing?

It sure did not in the planning around the Gloucester industrial park.

Who will pay for public schools in this area?

Who will pay for the necessary road improvements?

Who will pay for extra police and fire protection?

We have the most aggravating traffic problems here and a ridiculously inadequate overpass  at 264 Street, which was built in 1962 and likely will crumble in an earthquake.

Yet, by seeing all the survey work around TWU and the freeway, I believe a new overpass there is a done deal.

It is also apparent to me that already choked traffic near 216 Street and Glover Road will get worse.

Gloucester was built around five-acre parcels with no available family housing close by, one school that has since been closed and, most importantly, no public transportation anywhere close, so workers cannot get to their jobs if they do not have a vehicle.

It was interesting to note that a golf course and a park were part of the original plan, but neither was built.

56 Avenue is a very dangerous strip of roadway.

The only way some of these big trucks (some may be close to half a city block long) can get onto this strip is just to pull out in front of cars.

This is not good planning.

Sometimes I think high school students could do a better job of planning, and their expertise would come a heck of a lot cheaper.

I encourage everyone to take their complaints about the planning process to Township hall, and encourage them to listen for once to the people, not to their developer pals and to the municipal council who is only concerned about collecting development fees.

T.W. Grindlay,


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