Brookswood-Fernridge Neighbourhood Plans

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With the adoption of the new Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan  in October 2017, work has been on-going to prepare for the commencement of the Neighbourhood Planning processes for the Booth, Fernridge, and Rinn neighbourhoods in the south and east portions of the community. See map to the right for proposed neighbourhood plan boundaries.  

General Neighbourhood Planning updates and frequently asked questions will be available and updated regularly throughout the process on this page. 

As the planning process proceeds, information, updates, and frequently asked questions specific to each neighbourhood will be available in the Latest News section below. To receive updates on the Neighbourhood Planning process for all three neighbourhoods, please sign up for email notifications at tol.ca/notifications.

Latest News

Update: October 30, 2019
Update: August 23, 2019

Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report Now Available

Phase 1 of the Brookswood-Fernridge Neighbourhood Plans project is now complete and summaries of all the input received are available below:

Engagement Snapshot: Summary of the Phase 1 engagement initiatives and the key themes that emerged from the input received.

Memo to Mayor and Council:

We would like to thank everyone who was able to participate in the engagement events during Phase 1, and look forward to seeing you at future engagement events this winter. Stay tuned for future webpage and email updates with more details about the next round of public engagement events. 


Update: June 18, 2019

Thank you to all who attended the first Open House this evening. If you weren’t able to attend but would like to see the information shared, please review the Open House Information Panels 

We also encourage residents to complete the Online Questionnaire  before Tuesday, July 2.

Looking for the videos displayed at the Open House? Find them on our YouTube channel:


Update: April 13, 2019

Upcoming Public Engagement Events

The Township of Langley is beginning a public engagement process as part of the preparation of three Neighbourhood Plans for Booth, Fernridge, and Rinn in the Brookswood-Fernridge. The preparation of these three Neighbourhood Plans will focus on more detailed refinements of future land uses and densities, as well as street, block, and lot patterns. This process will also develop policies to guide planning and design of buildings, streets, parks, active transportation, amenities, municipal infrastructure, and implementation.

Your input is needed to help shape this effort!

Public Open House

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
4:00 - 8:00pm (drop-in)
South Langley Church, 20098 - 22 Avenue, Langley

This first Public Open House will be a ‘drop-in’, interactive public engagement event. The purpose of this open house will be to present background information, provide an overview of the Neighbourhood Plans process, and seek public input on community values and key assets in the Booth, Fernridge, and Rinn Neighbourhood Plan areas.

Following this Open House, an online questionnaire will be made available here on this page, as well as the Open House presentation panels for your review.

 

On October 23, 2017, Council adopted a new Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan , which replaced the previous 1987 community plan. Council also directed staff to commence with the preparation of neighbourhood plans, for Booth, Fernridge and Rinn, in the south and east portions of the community. 

As a preliminary step prior to the initiation of neighbourhood planning process, an environmental assessment is being completed. This environmental assessment began in July 2018 and is expected to take approximately 10 to 12 months, with a final report due on or before spring 2019. 

On January 21, 2019, Township Council approved the project Terms of Reference , with amendments, as the next step in the preparation of Booth, Fernridge and Rinn neighbourhood plans.

In order to equip the planning process with environmental expertise, staff sought a consulting team with substantial experience and expertise in environmental sciences and engineering, including transportation, water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage engineering, fish and wildlife habitat, plant communities, environmental systems and networks, and conservation strategies. This consulting team were acquired through a common municipal procurement practice called ‘Request for Proposals’ (RFP). Urban Systems, and sub-consultant Dhillon Consulting, provided a proposal that was accepted at the conclusion of the RFP process.  

When complete, this environmental assessment will seek to verify, among other environmental resources and features, the presence of watercourses and other surface waterbodies, mature tree stands, and other vegetation/plant communities. Outcomes of the environmental assessment will be made publically available.

No. While a municipality such as the Township of Langley cannot refuse development applications, as directed by Council with the adoption of the Community Plan, new development applications in the three Neighbourhood Plan areas in Brookswood-Fernridge will be considered concurrently with the preparation of said plans.

From an operational perspective, this means applications will be received, processed in a preliminary way, and held while the Neighbourhood Planning process is underway. Applicants will be encouraged to follow along with process in order to understand emerging policy and ensure the development applications submitted comply with the Neighbourhood Plans that go forward for Council consideration.

Yes, a Neighbourhood Planning Team (NPT) and 3 Sub-Teams (NPST’s) were established through an application process and Council vote in spring 2019. These teams form one of the many engagement opportunities that will take place over the length of the Neighbourhood Planning project.

More details can be found on the Neighbourhood Planning Team page.

Staff are actively initiating the administrative aspects of launching a project of this magnitude. More information will be prepared and broadcast over the coming weeks.

As this moment, the environmental assessment is the only portion of the pre-neighbourhood plan underway. As the neighbourhood plans move forward, information will be made available here, and through email notifications which you can sign up for at tol.ca/notifications by selecting the ‘Brookswood-Fernridge Plans’ notification category.

Staff can be reached directly any time at bfnp@tol.ca.

 

Quick Links

Brookswood-Fernridge Background Documents

Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan Update (2016-2017) Background Documents