SURREY, BC – There is increasing opposition to a plan to build a facility to allow hundreds of trucks to park in a part of British Columbia.
Local groups and residents are lining up against the company GG Metro Holdings, which wants to construct the facility in Surrey on nearly 80 acres on three parcels of land near 16th Avenue, according to The Vancouver Sun newspaper. It would include washing facilities, repair bays, warehousing and loading areas and possibly even a restaurant.
The reason is opponents are concerned it could cause damage to a nearby trout and salmon spawning area, plus the area is reportedly home to nearly two-dozen endangered species of wildlife.
One official with GG says they understand the concerns and are working with environmental consultants.
It’s estimated the facility could hold about 600 trucks and GG reportedly wants to open two other similar places in Surrey.
This comes as the BC government announced this past summer it will build a truck parking facility in Delta with a capacity for about 40 rigs and is set to announce two others, the next expected in 2016.