Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update

 

Join us in shaping the future of Brookswood-Fernridge. The Township of Langley has launched a new planning and engagement process to update the existing Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan (adopted in 1987). The Update will provide opportunities for growth and redevelopment in the “Undeveloped Area” while maintaining the existing land use and densities in the “Developed Area” (see map below). This update is your chance to have a say in the future of the community.

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Update: September 14, 2017

A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, September 12 providing stakeholders with another opportunity to share thoughts on the amended Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan (Bylaw 5300). With the Public Hearing complete, the next step in the process is for Bylaw 5300 to go before Mayor and Council for consideration of 3rd Reading, tentatively scheduled for October 23, 2017.

Update: July 21, 2017
Thank you to all residents and stakeholders who participated in the Community Plan Update process thus far. As announced at the Special Meeting of Township Council on Monday, July 17, a second Public Hearing will be held on September 12, to give residents and stakeholders an opportunity to voice their thoughts, concerns, and support for the Amended Community Plan .   

Date: Tuesday, September 12 
Time: 6:00pm 
Location: George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Avenue

If you are not able to attend or do not wish to speak publicly, you may email Mayor and Council at legservicesinfo@tol.ca to have your input count towards the official Public Hearing record.

Please note, all public feedback and information, including emails, letters, phone calls, and messages, must be submitted to Mayor and Council before the close of the Public Hearing on September 12. Any feedback or information sent after that time will not be received or reviewed by Mayor or Council as per standard Public Hearing protocol.

For those who were not able to attend or live-stream to Special Meeting of Township Council, the presentation from staff is available to review below.

Presentation: Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update 

Update: June 27, 2017 (FAQ #4-6)
Update: June 19, 2017 (FAQ #3)
Update: June 16, 2017 (FAQ #1-2)

Frequently Asked Questions

Following the 1st and 2nd reading of Bylaw No. 5300 (the proposed Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan) by Council on June 12, many community members contacted staff by email, letter, social media, and phone with similar questions. We understand not everyone will be able to register for an ‘Ask the Planner’ session on June 19 and 20 to have their questions answered, and we would like to ensure your most common questions and concerns are addressed directly. Here are direct answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Background:
A range of 4,000 ft² to 7,000 ft² lots was included on all 3 of the Land Use Concepts presented in Phase 3 at Open House #3 on March 7. This range was included under the Mixed Residential land use designation (see Open House panels 11-17 ), and was also presented in the cluster development example (see Open House panel 20 ).

A range of 4,000 ft² to 7,000 ft² lots was then included in the Preliminary Draft Community Plan presented to Council on May 8 under the Single Family 3 land use designation. A link to this Preliminary Draft was emailed to all of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update email subscribers and made available at tol.ca/brfrcp on May 9. This range was also included on the Draft Land Use Plan presented at Open House #4 on May 16 under the Single Family 3 land use designation (see Open House panels 11 and 12 ).

Proposed Community Plan:
The proposed Community Plan indicates that a range of 4,000 ft² to 7,000 ft² lots may be considered in the Single Family 3 land use designation within community and neighbourhood centres (see Map 1 of the proposed Community Plan), along arterial and collector roads (see Maps 1 and 5 ), and where land is being protected for conservation, open space and/or ALR buffer purposes (e.g. cluster development). Any consideration of lots within this range of 4,000 ft² to 7,000 ft² must be done as part of a more detailed neighbourhood plan, which, like community plans, are adopted by Council and involve a public engagement process. For clarity, 4,000 ft² is the smallest lot size that may be considered through more detailed neighbourhood planning; a neighbourhood plan may consider a full range of lot sizes between 4,000 ft² and 7,000 ft² (e.g. 5,000 ft² or 6,000 ft²).

The policy in the proposed Community Plan that allows neighbourhood plans to consider a range of 4,000 ft² to 7,000 ft² lots in the Single Family 3 designation (in specific areas or under certain conditions) supports a number of the Plan’s Guiding Principles:

  • #2 (protect the natural environment) by providing opportunities to cluster new housing on a portion of a development site to protect natural features, including trees, on the other part of the site.
  • #4 (build a liveable community pattern) by facilitating opportunities to provide an appropriate transition between multi-family dwellings and larger single family lots.
  • #7 (provide housing choices) by allowing the consideration of a broader range of lot sizes.
  • #8 (support transportation diversity) by directing more compact forms of single family housing to the centres, which are closer to commercial services and, as such, encourage walking and cycling, and to the arterial and collector roads, which generally have better access to enhanced transportation infrastructure, such as greenways, bike paths and public transit.

The proposed fines are outlined under Section 26 of the proposed Tree Protection Bylaw and are based on provincial legislation. The minimum fine of $500 is the maximum amount that can be issued by a bylaw enforcement officer. However, the Township can pursue a fine of up to $10,000 through the courts (the maximum fine permitted through a prosecution). The proposed fines are the same as those in the Interim Tree Clear-Cutting Bylaw that Council adopted in 2014.

In addition to these fines, Council can deny a rezoning application or seek additional compensation if a site has been clear-cut before development.

At Open House #3 on March 7, three options for the location of a new community-serving commercial village were presented for public feedback. All three of these options had potential benefits and trade-offs, and all three were feasible from a transportation (i.e. traffic) perspective and other technical and policy considerations.

Nearly half of the respondents to the Open House #3 feedback form indicated that the northeast corner of 200 Street and 32 Avenue was their “top choice” for the location of the new community-serving commercial village and, unlike the other two options, more respondents agreed with this location than disagreed (see the Phase 3 Engagement Summary Report ).

At this location, there is a great opportunity to foster a small town feel by introducing new, walkable shopping streets in the heart of the village (see illustration below). Such details will be worked out in the neighbourhood plan, which will involve a public engagement process.

Booth Commercial Village

We encourage residents and stakeholders to register for an Ask the Planner session , being held on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20. Sessions are available in the afternoon and evening for 20 minutes with a maximum of 4 people per table to ensure time and space for your specific questions to be answered by one of the planners.

Community Plans are growth management plans for entire communities (e.g. Brookswood-Fernridge, Fort Langley and Murrayville). They establish a general land use framework for the area and include broad policies related to housing, the environment, community amenities, transportation, and infrastructure.

Neighbourhood Plans are growth management plans for neighbourhoods within a community. They establish a more detailed land use plan for the area and include more detailed policies related to housing, the environment, community amenities, transportation, and infrastructure. Neighbourhood Plans also support phased development by directing growth to areas with completed Neighbourhood Plans.

The Proposed Community Plan has identified four areas within Brookswood-Fernridge where more detailed neighbourhood planning will take place (see Map 10). Since these areas are smaller than the community as a whole, these future Neighbourhood Plans will provide greater resolution and greater certainty. Like Community Plans, Neighbourhood Plans are adopted by Council and involve a public engagement process.

For an overview of all of the different types of plans in the Township, check out Episode 1 of our Planning Sketch Series.

The Proposed Community Plan states that a Neighbourhood Plan for the area shall be prepared and adopted by Council before a rezoning bylaw (i.e. a new development) can be approved. As per Council Policy 07-221, Neighbourhood Plan processes must be initiated by Council, either on its own or upon receipt of an expression of interest from the landowners in the area. Where the landowners in the Neighbourhood Plan area submit an expression of interest, support of 75% of the owners or support of the owners of 75% of the land is generally required. Policy 07-221 also includes selection criteria that may be used to assess and prioritize multiple expressions of interest for a Neighbourhood Plan (if applicable). To date, Council has not initiated any Neighbourhood Plan processes in the Brookswood-Fernridge area.

Based on Council discussions, staff are recommending changes to the Single Family 2 and Single Family 3 designations in the Proposed Community Plan. You can see the staff recommendations in the Memo to Council .

Update: June 19, 2017

Registration for Ask a Planner sessions is now closed. We thank everyone for their interest and look forward to connecting with attendees later today and tomorrow.

If you were hoping to attend a session and still have questions or points that need clarification, please contact Planning staff directly at brfrcp@tol.ca for a response.

Update: June 14, 2017

In order to provide the community with the highest level of engagement, we are offering the opportunity to speak in small groups with a Planner to clarify points and answer any remaining questions before the Public Hearing. With a maximum of four people per table, there will be space and time to have more meaningful conversations and have any remaining questions discussed.

We encourage you to register and come speak with us!

Dates: Monday, June 19, 2017 and Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Location: Brookswood Baptist Church: 20581 – 36 Avenue
Times: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm AND 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Please register online or in person at any recreation centre in the Township of Langley, including the George Preston Recreation Centre (20699 – 42 Avenue).

Update: June 13, 2017

We have entered the final phase of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update, with the Final Draft Community Plan  passing 1st and 2nd readings at the Council meeting on Monday, June 12. With these initial readings now complete, a Public Hearing has been scheduled, which will be your opportunity to provide your input to Council.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00pm
Where: Township of Langley Civic Facility, Fraser River Presentation Theatre. 4th Floor, 20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley

Update: June 9, 2017

As we enter the last phase of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update, we are pleased to inform you that the final draft Community Plan has been completed. Township Council will consider this final draft for 1st and 2nd reading at its regular evening meeting on Monday, June 12. If the final draft passes these initial readings, a Public Hearing will be scheduled, which will be your opportunity to provide your input to Council.

We will continue to update you on the progress and upcoming dates as they are determined, including an opportunity to speak with a Planner in small groups to clarify points and answer any remaining questions before the Public Hearing.

If you would like to watch the June 12 Council meeting, you can attend in person or do so by live-stream online at tol.ca/council.

For a brief overview of the Final Draft Community Plan, read the Community Plan and Tree Protection Highlights , or read the full Final Draft Community Plan .

Also available to review is the new proposed Tree Protection Bylaw , as well as a Public Engagement Infographic Summary .

Update: May 5, 2017

Progress continues to be made as we move closer to completing the update to the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan. On Friday, May 5, a report and preliminary draft plan were submitted to Council, with the intent to receive their feedback before the information is presented to the public at the Open House on May 16.

This report and preliminary draft plan can be viewed below, and we encourage you to bring any questions to the Open House, where you can speak directly with staff.

Open House
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:00-8:00pm
Where: George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 - 42 Avenue

Report and Preliminary Draft Plan

Township Planning Sketch Series

Planning in the Township is both complex and exciting! This 3 episode whiteboard sketch series was created to help those not familiar with planning understand various aspects of the process and discover how their community is shaped.

Episode 1: Planning for Growth and Change 

Curious about how community plans are made, the different levels and types of plans in the Township, and why each is needed? Watch the first 2-minute episode to find out!

Episode 2: Complete Communities and Small Town Character 

What is a complete community, and how do they contribute to a healthy lifestyle in the Township? Take a look

Episode 3: Edge Planning 

What happens when urban and rural intersect? Protecting and preserving the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the relations between urban and rural neighbours is important to the Township. Watch to learn more!

Overview & Process

The Township of Langley is experiencing one of the fastest rates of growth in Metro Vancouver.  We need to hear from you on how we can plan for the future of Brookswood-Fernridge in a way that respects the values of the community, consistent with the Township’s Official Community Plan.

The Brookswood-Fernridge area has been designated for “Urban Growth” in the Township of Langley Official Community Plan  since 1979. In 1987, Township Council adopted the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan , which provides a long term vision for an urban community and policies to guide future development.  This existing 1987 Brookswood-Fernridge Plan was designed to accommodate an ultimate projected population of approximately 35,000 residents.

In April 2016, the Township of Langley launched a new, extensive planning and engagement process to update the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan.  This process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months to complete, currently anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2017. 

As part of this Community Plan update, the ideas and perspectives of everyone in the community will be sought.  The Township of Langley has made a commitment to ensuring that meaningful two-way dialogue occurs between citizens, stakeholders, and government.  

In a previous process in 2012 to update the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan, some members of the public raised issues with proposed growth in the community and how the process was delivered.  As a result, there will be no changes, in terms of land use and density, to the Developed Areas of Brookswood-Fernridge. The current update to the 1987 Community Plan will focus on the Undeveloped Areas of the community.

The current Community Plan update process involves five stages, with an extensive stakeholder and public consultation program at every stage. 

Brookswood-Fernridge Phases

 

Phase 1: Definition – Pre-Launch Determination + Public Engagement | Phase 1 involves raising awareness of the Community Plan update, communicating the scope and timeline of the Plan update, and providing an early opportunity to gather input on community values, key issues, and opportunities. Public engagement activities in Phase 1 will include:

  • Community Dialogue Sessions (a series of small group conversations)
  • A Public Open House
  • Community Planning Team meetings

Phase 2: Discovery – Background, Context, and Policy Analysis | Phase 2 involves the compilation of demographic and land use data, existing conditions, housing stock and community character information, and Township policies into a Community, Policy, and Technical Profile. This Profile will serve as key inputs for public engagement in this phase of the planning process, including the development of a Vision, and set of Guiding Principles for the Community Plan and initial ideas, opportunities and options for implementing the Vision, and Guiding Principles. Public engagement activities in Phase 2 will include:

  • Public Workshops (a series of small meetings with specific objectives in mind)
  • A Public Open House
  • Community Planning Team meetings

Phase 3: Visioning – Ideas, Opportunities and Options | Phase 3 involves integrating the technical analysis and consultation feedback received in previous phases, as well as the work from the planning process ending in 2014, to the development of ideas, opportunities and options for land use, and strategic policy directions in the Undeveloped Areas. Additional consultation throughout this phase will assist in refining and prioritizing ideas, opportunities and options. Public engagement activities in Phase 3 will include:

  • Online Public Engagement
  • A Public Open House
  • Community Planning Team meetings

Phase 4: Planning – Preferred Land Use and Strategic Plan Directions | Phase 4 involves integrating the technical analysis and consultation feedback received in the previous phases to prepare a preferred land use plan, and strategic policy directions. Further technical analysis is included in this phase in support of a general servicing concept for an integrated transportation network and utility systems. Public engagement activities in Phase 4 will include:

  • Public Workshops (a series of small meetings with specific objectives)
  • A Public Open House
  • Community Planning Team meetings

Phase 5: Adoption – Complete Draft Plan and Council Consideration |  Phase 5 involves integrating the technical analysis and consultation feedback received in the previous phases into a draft Community Plan, including general servicing concept plans and development permit area guidelines. Further consultation will assist with the refinement of the draft Plan, before the formal adoption process. Public engagement activities in Phase 5 will include:

  • Public Comment on Draft Plan
  • Community Planning Team meetings

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Public Engagement

Be Part of the Plan! The Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update will ensure broad, early, and ongoing opportunities for public engagement.

The Township will provide opportunities for input, and listen to the community throughout the five phases of public consultation

Before making any decisions, we want to hear from you so that any decisions better consider what is important to the community of Brookswood-Fernridge. The information we gather from our technical analysis and public consultation will help us develop and evaluate options for the Undeveloped Areas of the community.

We will report back to the community on what we hear at the end of each of the five phases.

Announcements about future public engagement activities will be posted on this webpage, in local newspapers, and by email.

Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date on the Community Plan update, including announcements about future public engagement activities, by subscribing for email updates.

Progress to Date

June 9, 2017 – A summary of all the input received in Phase 4 of the Community Plan update was made available for review.

Phase 4 Engagement Summary Released

Engagement Snapshot – A one page summary of the Phase 4 engagement initiatives and feedback on the Preliminary Draft Community Plan.

The full Phase 4 Engagement Summary  - The full Phase 4 Engagement Summary.

Public Open House #4

May 16, 2017 - The fourth public open house was held for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update. This ‘drop-in’ event presented what we have heard to date and sought input on a Preliminary Draft Community Plan  ( open house presentation panels  and handout  ).

An online feedback form, which provided the same feedback opportunities as the Open House, was available between May 16 and 25, 2017.

Public Workshops

April 12, 2016 – Nine (9) public workshops were held between April 6 and 12. These 90-minute workshops gathered input from participants on their preferences regarding the form and character of multi-family buildings.

Community Planning Team Meeting #5

April 5, 2017 – The fifth meeting of the CPT was held on Wednesday, April 5. More information about this meeting is available on the CPT webpage – tol.ca/brfrcpt.

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March 2017 - Phase 3 of the Community Plan update is now complete. In this Phase, we created and sought feedback on land use options and emerging policy directions for the Undeveloped Areas of Brookswood-Fernridge.

Phase 3 Engagement Summary Released

April 6, 2017 – A summary of all the input received in Phase 3 of the Community Plan update was made available for review.

Engagement Snapshot  – A one page summary of the Phase 3 engagement initiatives and feedback on the Preliminary Land Use Concepts and Emerging Policy Directions.

Memo to Mayor and Council  – A summary of the Phase 3 engagement initiatives and the input received; a copy of the notes from the February 2 and 4, 2017 Community Planning Team meetings; and the full Phase 3 Engagement Summary.

Public Open House #3

March 7, 2017 - The third public open house was held for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update. This ‘drop-in’ event presented what we have heard to date and sought input on some preliminary land use concepts for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update (open house presentation panels and handout ).

An online feedback form, which provided the same feedback opportunities as the Open House, was available between March 7 and 12, 2017.

Online Survey

February 26, 2017 – An online survey was available between February 10 and 26, 2017 to check-in with community members on some initial land use ideas for the Undeveloped Areas of Brookswood-Fernridge.

Community Planning Team Meetings #3 and #4

February 4, 2017 – The third and fourth meetings of the CPT were held on Thursday, February 2 and on Saturday, February 4. More information about this meeting is available on the CPT webpage – www.tol.ca/brfrcpt.

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January 19, 2017 - Phase 2 of the Community Plan update is now complete. In this Phase, we worked to create a preliminary draft vision and set of guiding principles to serve as a foundation for the updated Community Plan.

Phase 2 Engagement Summary Released

January 19, 2017 - A summary of all the input received in Phase 2 of the Community Plan update was made available for review.

Engagement Snapshot  - a one page summary of the Phase 2 engagement initiatives and feedback on the Preliminary Draft Vision and Guiding Principles

Memo to Mayor and Council  - A summary of the Phase 2 engagement initiatives and the input received; a copy of the notes from the September 27, 2016 Community Planning Team meeting; and the full Phase 2 Engagement Summary.

Public Open House #2

November 2, 2016 - The second public open house was held for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update. This 'drop-in' event presented what we have heard to date, provided additional background information, and sought input on a draft vision and set of guiding principles for the updated Community Plan (see Open House #2 Presentation Panels ) (25 MB).

An online questionnaire, which provided similar information and feedback opportunities as the Open House, was available between November 3 and November 13, 2016.

Public Workshops

October 26, 2016 – Eight (8) public workshops were held between October 19 and 26. These three-hour workshops provided participants an opportunity to help develop a draft Vision and set of Guiding Principles for the Community Plan update.

Community Planning Team Meeting #2

September 27, 2016 - The second meeting of the CPT was held at the Brookswood Baptist Church. More information about this meeting, including a copy of the meeting notes, is available on the CPT page.

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July 21, 2016 - Phase 1 of the Community Plan update is now complete. In this Phase, we communicated the scope and timeline of the Community Plan update process and gathered early input on community values, key issues, and opportunities.

Phase 1 Engagement Summary Released

July 21, 2016 – A summary of all the input received in Phase 1 of the Community Plan update was made available for review.

Engagement Snapshot  – A one page summary of the Phase 1 engagement initiatives and the key themes that emerged from the input received.

Memo to Mayor and Council  – A summary of the Phase 1 engagement initiatives and the key themes that emerged from the input received; a copy of the notes from the May 31, 2016 Community Planning Team meeting; and the full Phase 1 Engagement Summary.

Public Open House #1

June 23, 2016 - The first Public Open House was held for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update process. This ‘drop-in’ event presented some background information, provided an overview of the update process, and afforded the opportunity for the public to provide input on community values and aspirations for the area (view the Open House Presentation Panels  (17 MB)).

An online questionnaire, which provided similar information and feedback opportunities as the Open House, was available between June 23 and July 11, 2016.

Community Dialogue Sessions

June 16, 2016 – A total of 32 small group conversations with community members were held between June 8 and June 16. Approximately 250 people attended these sessions to learn about the Community Plan update process and provide input on community values. A summary of these sessions will be completed and made available at the end of Phase 1 (Early Summer 2016).

Community Planning Team Appointments

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

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. Visit the CPT webpage for more information.

Terms of Reference Approved

April 11, 2016 – Township Council approved the Terms of Reference  for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update. The Terms of Reference outline the process for preparing the Community Plan update, including the public and stakeholder engagement details.

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History & Background

The Brookswood-Fernridge area has been designated for “Urban Growth” in the Township of Langley Official Community Plan since 1979. In 1987, Township Council adopted the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan, which provides a long term vision for an urban community, and policies to guide future development. At that time, the ultimate population of the area was projected at about 35,000 residents.

In May 2011, Council directed staff to proceed with a process to update the Community Plan. A planning process for the area was initiated in 2012, and concluded with the presentation to Council in 2014 of an updated Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan. Following the close of the public hearing on March 1, 2014, Council did not proceed with an approval to the proposed update to the Community Plan  (17.9 MB, “the 2014 Plan”).

In March 2015, Council received a report  with five options regarding a potential Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan update process. The decision was postponed until after the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement had concluded its work and presented its findings to Council. In November 2015, the work of the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement was completed and its findings were presented to Council . Council used the feedback from the Committee to consider the five options outlined in the March 2015 report .

On January 11, 2016, Council resolved to separate the undeveloped Fernridge area from the developed Brookswood area; and directed staff to undertake an update to the 1987 Community Plan. This was one of the options presented in the March 2015 report to Mayor and Council. The update involves launching a new planning and engagement process that includes input and findings collected for the 2014 Plan. On January 25, 2016, Council provided refined direction to staff to proceed with an update to the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan for completion of the Undeveloped Areas, based on a renewed engagement strategy as approved by Council, and building upon all the information and public input collected as part of the previous the 2014 Plan update process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Brookswood/Fernridge is located in the southwest area of the Township. Generally, it is bounded by 44 Avenue in the north, Murray Creek/210 Street/208 Street in the east, 20 Avenue/16 Avenue in the south, and 196 Street in the west.

Generally, the developed areas of Brookswood-Fernridge include:

  1. Quarter-acre Lots: The first area is bounded by 44 Avenue (north), 208 Street (east), 36 Avenue (between 200 Street and 208 Street), 33A Avenue (between 196 Street and 200 Street), and 196 Street (west). The lots in this sub-area are generally one-quarter acre in size and generally serviced by privately maintained septic systems
  2. Brookswood-Fernridge Phase 1: The second area is bounded by 45 Avenue (north), Murray Creek (east), 43 Avenue (south), and 208 Street (west). The lots in this sub-area are about 7,000 square feet (650 square metres) in size and are serviced by a Township-maintained sewer main

Generally, the undeveloped areas of Brookswood-Fernridge include the following:

  1. The area bounded by 43 Avenue (north), Murray Creek (east), 40 Avenue (south), and 208 Street (west).
  2. The area bounded by 40 Avenue (north), 210 Street (east), 29 Avenue (south), and 208 Street (west).
  3. The area bounded by 36 Avenue (north), 208 Street (east), 20 Avenue (south), and 200 Street (west).
  4. The area bounded by 33A Avenue (north), 200 Street (east), 20 Avenue (south), and 196 Street (west).
  5. The area bounded by 20 Avenue (north), 198 Street (east), 16 Avenue (south), and 196 Street (west).

The Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan was adopted by Township Council in 1987. It provides a long term vision for the area as an urban community and it includes policies to guide future development.

On June 12, 2017, Township Council gave first and second reading to a new Community Plan for the Brookswood-Fernridge area. Note that a Community Plan requires four readings before it is adopted.

The Township of Langley has experienced one of the fastest rates of growth in Metro Vancouver and needs to be prepared to accommodate future growth in a way that is respectful of community values and consistent with goals and objectives of the Township’s Official Community Plan. The Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan has not been updated since 1987. This Update is your chance to have a say in how we plan undeveloped areas. We need to hear from you on how we can plan for the future in a way that respects the values of the community.

No changes to the existing land use and development densities are proposed for the Developed Areas as part of this Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update. (except that the southern portion of Bell Park has been designated Park and Open Space).

On June 12, 2017, Township Council gave first and second reading to a new Community Plan for the Brookswood-Fernridge area (note that a Community Plan requires four readings before it is adopted).

For a brief overview of the Final Draft Community Plan, read the Community Plan and Tree Protection Highlights, or read the full Final Draft Community Plan.

The Update will involve an extensive public engagement process that is fair and transparent. In 2015, the Township of Langley made a commitment to ensuring that meaningful two-way dialogue occurs between citizens, stakeholders, and government.

Before making any decisions, the Township would like to hear from you so that any decisions better consider what is important to the community of Brookswood - Fernridge. The Update will provide opportunities for input and we will be listening to the community throughout the five phases of public consultation. In addition, a Brookswood-Fernridge Community Planning team has been established to guide the process.

Community participation is key to building a strong vision for the Brookswood-Fernridge area, that’s why all five phases of the minor Community Plan update process include opportunities for public input.

Announcements about future public engagement activities will be posted on this webpage, in local newspapers and by email.

A Brookswood-Fernridge Community Planning team has been established to guide the process and ensure input is received and used in the Community Plan Update. The team is designed to represent the diversity of the Brookswood-Fernridge community. It is comprised of residents, property owners and other stakeholders, including non-profit community associations, local businesses, the development community and environmental groups. For more information, visit the Official CPT page.

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

Related Documents & Links

Background Documents and Reports

Phase 4 Engagement Summary  (a summary of input received in the fourth phase of the Community Plan update)
Report to Council (May 8, 2017) and Preliminary Draft Community Plan 
Phase 3 Engagement Summary  (a summary of input received in the third phase of the Community Plan update)
Phase 2 Engagement Summary  (a summary of input received in the second phase of the Community Plan update)
Complete Communities Backgrounder  (a concise summary of the characteristics of a complete community)
Brookswood-Fernridge Community Profile  (a detailed summary of existing conditions in the community and related policies)
Phase 1 Engagement Summary  (a summary of input received in the first phase of the Community Plan update)
Approved Project Terms of Reference 
Approved Community Planning Team Terms of Reference 
Report to Council (April 11, 2016) – Terms of Reference 
Report to Council (January 25, 2016) – Fernridge Community Plan 
Report to Council (March 30, 2015) – Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan Update Options   (22 MB)
Report to Council (February 3, 2014) – Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan  (22 MB)

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