We have watched the tussle over the Southlands issue for far too long.
Certainly 950 new families moving into the area will add pressure to traffic and existing infrastructure, just as the previous families surely did when they moved into their new homes built on the adjacent, one-time agricultural land.
The arguments in favour of soil-based agriculture and against population increases, as stated by opponents, appear to be somewhat self-serving.
The actual issues may be more mundane: The preservation of open views and property values for current homeowners from competing developments at the expense of the landowner, local businesses and the municipality in the form of huge foregone development cost charges, property taxes and 400 plus acres of free land for the municipality.
Time to bring this issue to a close for the benefit of the whole community.