I was reviewing the Township of Langley community plan online and would like to know the following item as I was not able to find any reference to it in the community plan.
Is there any discussion being had on the role of developers that are displacing native animals and birds when development projects are approved? Many of these animals and birds are either killed or displaced to other areas that cannot uptake them all. Many end up at facilities such as Critter Care. I live in Aldergrove and see many animals and birds killed and injured along 264 street on a daily basis.
My question is this: if developers are given the privilege of developing in the Township of Langley then a small portion of that development fee should go to facilities that end up having to care for these displaced and injured animals and birds. If we cannot support these important facilities what will we do when they can no longer afford to operate? They are already established and only require a small but steady portion of funding to operate which should come from developers which are creating a large portion of their, for lack of a better word, patients.
Valerie Boyda, Aldergrove