A group of Surrey residents is taking the City of Surrey to court over a bylaw.
They want a judge to interpret the definition of ‘light industry,’ concerned with development going up in the Campbell Heights area.
Spokesperson Frank Mueggenburg says many plants opening their doors are emitting dangerous chemicals into nearby waterways and farms.
He says zinc, nickel, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid are being emitted.
Mueggenburg says the city is turning a blind eye.
“Farmers don’t count because we pay as a tax base, we are not desirable because we get exemptions from the Province for farming so as far as money to the coffers of the City of Surrey relative to the land mass that we occupy we are low income producing for the city.”
Mueggenburg says Campbell Heights is the last 257 square kilometres of the lower mainland that have been relatively “pollution free.”
CKNW has reached out to the City of Surrey for comment, but so far no response.