Residents of Langley’s Brookswood-Fernridge area rallied today against development plans they say could lead to massive clear cutting in the area.
Organizer Michael McGarry says the city is about to launch an official community plan for the area, which would involve formal public consultation.
But he says five developments in a 45.5 acre site are being rushed in ahead of the process, and could result in the loss of more than 3,500 trees.
It’s a process he fears could destroy the area’s character permanently.
“It’s a community with trees, country, we know it’s going to be developed, but please have it sustainably developed. We can retrain the trees if we wish.”
McGarry says with the community plan in the works, it’s not fair to go ahead with the projects, and he says residents want a temporary freeze.
“That developers and City Council postpone development until we see an updated community plan completed in the Brookswood community area. It’s in the works, we need to see it completed.”
McGarry says concerned residents will be making their case to council tomorrow night.