Poultry farm not a good fit for Saanich

Re: Poultry farm proposed for Gordon Head (News, Sept. 26).

Re: Poultry farm proposed for Gordon Head (News, Sept. 26).

We are very concerned about the proposed chicken farm and processing plant on the Alburg property. The proposed plans seem to indicate structures, fences, density, and set up that will not be a good fit in the neighbourhood.

As much as we want to support farming on our Island, it is evident that this property is not really good agriculture land. We are dismayed that it would be considered for a chicken farm of this size. It will look out of place and will bring traffic woes, noise, smells, and possible health issues to the area.

The proposed development will be devastating to those properties in the immediate area as well as to nearby neighbourhoods like ours.

I think Saanich council should take another look at the previously proposed subdivision plans which would have protected the Garry oaks and provided greenspace for community use.

These seem much more acceptable than the current proposal, and in retrospect would have had much less impact on our life and community. The property is actually surrounded by family homes.

We have lived in our home for 49 years and our peaceful, pleasant neighbourhood is very important to us. We have concerns about our quality of life, traffic patterns, noise, and so on, as well as the potential for loss of property value. Many of our neighbours have also expressed concerns.

Tom and Verna Collett



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