Brookswood-Fernridge Community Planning Team

    On May 30, 2016, Council appointed a 17 member Community Planning Team (CPT) to assist staff in the preparation of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update process. The CPT will exist for the length of the planning process and will provide important input and feedback, and will serve as a ‘sounding-board’ throughout the plan update project.

    The second meeting of the CPT was held on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm at the Brookswood Baptist Church (20581 – 36 Avenue).  The CPT meeting covered a number of discussion items as outlined on the Agenda.

    Discussion at the CPT Meeting drew upon and was informed by several documents, including the Phase 1 Engagement Summary and the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Profile (CPT Draft), a Complete Communities Backgrounder (CPT Draft), a Developing a Community Vision Handout, a Developing Guiding Principles Handout, and a Planning and Engagement Process Handout.

    Just as a reminder, the public is welcome to attend CPT meetings as observers, but will not have an opportunity to participate in the discussion. Summary notes from the CPT meeting will be made available to the public in the coming days.

    Information regarding forthcoming public engagement events for Phase 2 of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update will be posted on the project update webpage – www.tol.ca/brfrcp

    CPT Composition

    The CPT is comprised of residents and property owners and other stakeholders, including non-profit community associations, local businesses, the development community and environmental groups and includes the following:

    Live or own property within the Undeveloped Areas of Brookswood-Fernridge:

    Jag Gill
    Peter Minten
    Sally Rees
    Kulwinder Samra
    Roland Seguin
    Donna Van Beek

    Live or own property within the Developed Areas of Brookswood-Fernridge:

    Phyllis Heppner
    Don Tocher
    Live or own property in the rural areas surrounding Brokswood-Fernridge:

    Sarah Vandekerkhove
    Norma Wilson

    Live in a Manufacture Home Park in Brookswood-Fernridge:

    Gerry Spender

    Represents a Local Non-Profit Environmental Organization

    Phillip Milligan

    Represents the Development and/or Building Industry:

    Mark Belling

    Owns a Business within the Community Plan Boundary:

    Liz Crawford
    Steve Riley

    Member of a Local parent Advisory Council:

    Colleen Patrick

    Member of a Local Seniors Organization:

    Nora Truman

    The CPT is assisting staff by attending 6 to 8 weekday evening meetings throughout the minor Community Plan update process (approximately May 2016 – September 2017). The CPT is also encouraged to attend other public engagement events throughout the Plan update process.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the purpose of the Community Planning Team (CPT)?

    The purpose of the CPT is to provide input to the Township through project staff on the preparation of the minor update of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan. Throughout the plan process the CPT is providing feedback into the development of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan minor update by:

    • Reviewing and providing input on:
      • Material prepared by project staff;
      • Vision, guiding principles and draft plan policies;
      • Land use and servicing ideas and options;
    • Sharing their perspectives on the future of the Plan area; and
    • Reporting back to their community and organizations on plan progress and key discussions.

    The primary role of the CPT is to assist and work along-side project staff, in a conversational and ‘round-table’ discussion context.

    2. What is the composition of the CPT?

    To represent a broad range of interests, membership for this volunteer CPT will consist of 17 members. A minimum of 10 members reside within Brookswood-Fernridge. The CPT is composed of:

    • 6 persons owning property and/or residing within the Undeveloped Areas, as shown on the map below;
    • 2 persons owning property and/or residing within the Developed Areas, as shown on the map below;
    • 1 person residing in a manufactured home park within the Community Plan boundary as shown on the map below;
    • 2 persons owning property and/or residing within the rural area surrounding the Community Plan boundary, as shown on the map below;
    • 2 persons owning a business within the Community Plan boundary (or representatives from the Brookswood Village Merchants Association), as shown on the map below;
    • 1 person representing local seniors (Brookswood Seniors Citizens Centre);
    • 1 person representing a Parent Advisory Council member (Local School);
    • 1 person representing a local non-profit environmental organization; and
    • 1 person representing the development (Urban Development Institute) and/or building (Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association) industry.

    3. How were the members of the CPT selected?

    Applications from interested persons were forwarded to Township Council for review and selection.

    4. What if I was not selected for the CPT?

    The CPT serves as only one of many public and stakeholder inputs into the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Minor Update. For individuals that were not selected for the CPT, there will be many other opportunities to provide input.

    5. What are the responsibilities of CPT members?

    The CPT will fulfil its mandate by attending 6 to 8 weekday evening meetings throughout the minor Community Plan update process (approximately May 2016 – September 2017). Although the specific dates for these meetings has not yet been determined, CPT members should generally be available to meet during weekday evenings.

    6. Will members of the CPT be compensated for their time?

    No, the CPT is voluntary. Members will not be paid by the Township of Langley.

    7. Where can I find more information about the CPT?

    The Terms of Reference for the CPT provides more detailed information about the composition, the mandate and roles / responsibilities of the CPT.

    8. Where can I find more information about the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Minor Update?

    The Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Minor Update webpage provides more information about the overall planning process.

    More Information

    Community Development Division
    Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Information Line: 604.533.6152
    Email: brfrcp@tol.ca

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