The shelving earlier this month of a proposal for a truck park on 77 acres in the Hazelmere Valley was welcome news to many who rallied against such development.
But opponents say the move hasn’t eased their fears that industrialization is still in the cards for the environmentally sensitive area.
“They still want to do industrial zoning,” Sarah Rush, chair of Friends of Hazelmere/Campbell Valley, said Tuesday of plans for land south of 16 Avenue near 192 Street. “There’s too many ifs and buts and maybes and perhaps and we’ll see.
“We won’t stop fighting for the best possible land use for that area until we’re convinced that’s what’s going to go there.”
by Tracy Holmes (Peace Arch News)
October 27, 2016
Photo: (From left) Leah Kostamo of A Rocha, David Riley of the Little Campbell River Watershed, FHCV chair Sarah Rush, area resident Kirk Stevenson and Victoria Blinkhorn of the Grandview Heights Stewardship Association are among members of the FHCV committee fighting to ensure the ‘best possible use’ of South Surrey land previously eyed for a truck park. The group is standing on property overlooking the site.