‘People can’t eat shopping malls’

The more land that is taken out of ALR, the more will be developed into commercial and residential properties.

Editor, The News:

Re: Farmland OK’d for new road, mall (The News, Aug. 16).

My concern is simply this: the more land that is taken out of ALR, the more will be developed into commercial and residential properties.

It will not stop at 33 hectares. This is proven to be true.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, they can only build so far.

A few years ago, I met a couple in their 30s who moved here from Ontario. They witnessed development similar to this, which eventually removed all the farmland and recreational areas.

I don’t know how many letters you received from people who are against this development,  if any. None were published.

Even as far away as Los Angeles, this kind of development has occurred, and look at the sprawl in that area.

People cannot eat shopping malls and houses.

Deb Davison

Pitt Meadows

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