Say goodbye to Brookswood as we know it

Say goodbye to Brookswood, its large lots, and the large stands of trees.

Editor: Re: “40th Ave. ill-equipped for four lanes,” (The Times, April 25).

I, along with countless other Brookswood residents, share in the trepidation of the planned four-laning of 40 Avenue.

However, this is just one small component of the much larger and more sinister master plan to destroy Brookswood and Fernridge. The draft land use plan conveniently understates, or in some cases camouflages, the true development intent.

Due to the colour shadings used, at first glance it appears that there is provision for some new quarter-acre and larger lots.

As I recall, Goal 1 listed at the planning workshops was to “preserve existing character.” The reality is that the largest new lots included in this plan are 7,000 square feet. These will likely be few and far between.

So, say goodbye to Brookswood as we know and cherish it. Say goodbye to the large lots, and the large stands of trees.

There is an opportunity to develop something different and unique here, something apart from the same, old, tired densification. It could be different from the type of development that has wreaked havoc on other areas of Langley.

I suspect, however, we will see yet another “clear cut” disaster.

 

B. Cameron,

Langley

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