Preliminary investigations — Wills Brook okay, the rest of the trees will go

Pages from plans for south of the schoolNorth of the school will be Wills Brook Townhomes. It looks like Wills Brook is the name of the area to the east of the school. I’m glad it’s labeled as a vegetated area. Unfortunately, according to the development plans( http://surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/PLR_7913-0089-00.pdf ) 192 trees will be cut down north of the school, two cedars will be saved, and 226 replacement trees will be planted.

But that’s the problem, isn’t it? Replacing trees that you cut down is a great thing, and I’m all for it. But the ambiance is completely different, you have to agree. Compare this highland by southridge

to this

More townhouses all around

 

and you see what I mean. I want them to leave a corridor of natural area around the new townhouses.

But since I missed ALL reading for this proposal, I probably won’t have much say in it. It took me awhile to find all this information, too. If only I’d’ve known earlier! Well, even back in February when they had the final reading at City Council, it would’ve been hard for me to catch up on everything enough to suggest some changes. All I can do is now document the changes as they happen.

I’m also going to try to lay out good information about future developments in another blog, and expose what they’re going to look like, and when people can have their say.

 

People need forests too