LETTER: Plans for Royal Oak farm could come home to roost

LETTER: Plans for Royal Oak farm could come home to roost

Recently there has been much outrage expressed at the notion of taking the Royal Oak Golf Course property out of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), permitting development for housing.

I say, if we’re going to keep a chunk of property within a primarily residential area as farm land, then let’s farm it. Don’t piddle around with sustainable crops or the latest trend in fashionable veggies, bring in livestock. Pigs, cows, chickens: The whole shebang, maybe even sheep and goats.

I’m sure the good folks living in the existing townhouse developments on several sides of the property will be absolutely thrilled to be lulled to sleep, then awoken with the dawn, by the sounds and smells of livestock. Every day of the year.

Chuck Laidlaw

Saanich