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Canada: Urban farm a bad idea, residents tell Langley City

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Ryan Hughes and about 40 residents living near the site of the proposed urban concept farm on the BC Hydro right of way told Langley City council they oppose the idea. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Proposal would convert BC Hydro right-of-way

By Dan Ferguson
Langley Times
Wed Oct 4th, 2017

Excerpt:

Ryan Hughes said it is an area of large lots that already have what amounts to urban gardens.

It would make more sense to make urban gardens more accessible to residents in high-density neighbourhoods like Douglas Crescent and the Fraser Highway, he said.

The right-of-way area is already heavily used by pedestrians runners, cyclists and dog owners, Hughes added.

“This is the wrong location,” Hughes said.

“We’re going to have problems.”

Hughe predicted the ”destruction of green space” could lead to a rat infestation, and could also attract “homeless and drug users” to the area.

He said it might pose public safety problems created by increased vehicle traffic and demands for more parking spaces.

“Please stop now, before more taxpayer money is spent,” Hughes said.

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