Housing could impact creek

I am very concerned with the North Saanich and CRD approvals of the proposed development at 9395 East Saanich Road

I am very concerned with the North Saanich and CRD approvals of the proposed development at 9395 East Saanich Road. It will directly impact the wild Coho salmon bearing  Reay Creek.

I have reason to believe that the lands are contaminated with industrial pollutants from past usage of the lands. With all the recent concerns with furnace oil tanks and the pollution they are causing this should be of a high priority. The land in question has more recently been used as a dump site for various soils and construction trash.

If the lands are disturbed through development prior to soil sampling and environmental assessment all the suspected contamination will go directly into Reay Creek.

The other major concern is the that a complete Storm Water Management plan for the high density housing development proposal, as well the entire watershed of Reay Creek, must be put in place prior to any approval for development.

Based on the last three years of observed flows, the storm water volumes entering the creek from the surrounding North Saanich lands, in particular the latest airport and upland development, has put Reay Creek at the tipping point of failure.

Perhaps we could all have a walkabout the creek and a gain better understanding of the sensitivity oh our environment.

Good planning creates great results.

Reg Kirkham




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